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MATCHDAY LIVE: Crawley Town v Swindon Town

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    REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN
  • FULL-TIME: Crawley Town 1 (Clarke pen 23) Swindon Town 1 (A Rooney pen 59)
  • Clarke and Rooney both convert penalties to earn a draw
  • Trust STFC issue statement after Di Canio's comments on Friday

Comments


Exmouth_red69 3:31pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Had enough of all the rumours, looking forward to 90mins of football. coyr

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Mushymushy 3:34pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Hopefully it will be Pdc last game if he cannot get his toys back in the pram.

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LambournRed 3:37pm Sat 2 Feb 13

F*CK OFF Mushymushy you c u nt

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louiscassius 3:38pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Hopefully it will be Pdc last game if he cannot get his toys back in the pram.

Go away.......MONG!!

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stigger 3:39pm Sat 2 Feb 13

COYR! lets be up for this today, Donny 2 down, brentford 1 down, tranmere man down. Could be an opportunity if this carries on

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peckham red 3:40pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Anyone know if there still tickets?

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Robinonfire 3:42pm Sat 2 Feb 13

COME ON YOU REDSSSSSS

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robstfc 3:43pm Sat 2 Feb 13

peckham red wrote…


Anyone know if there still tickets?

Pay on the day only mate. They didn't trust us with the money.

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davel4848 3:43pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Just don't respond to mushymushy. He'll soon get bored.

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Last step 3:45pm Sat 2 Feb 13

peckham red wrote…


Anyone know if there still tickets?

I used to live in Peckham! Leave now, you'll get there just in time.

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louiscassius 3:46pm Sat 2 Feb 13

davel4848 wrote…


Just don't respond to mushymushy. He'll soon get bored.

Roger that buddy!!

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stigger 3:46pm Sat 2 Feb 13

now brentford 2 down and tranmere 1 down and man down! surely we dont need anymore incentive! COYR

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Haydonender 3:49pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Results going our way at the moment, it could yet be a very good day. Hopefully the crowd will let PDC know how much we want him to stay and with a win the table tonight could look too good to walk away from

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Mushymushy 3:49pm Sat 2 Feb 13

peckham red wrote…


Anyone know if there still tickets?

You must go at what ever cost just to see pdc in charge of swindon one last time

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Cookie43 3:51pm Sat 2 Feb 13

f.ckin bournemuff scum 2-0 up w.a.nkers!!!

should be arriving at creepies in 1/2 hr

Come on u reds!!!!

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Stfc_BristolRed 3:51pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Doncaster losing as well.

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stigger 3:53pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Haydonender wrote…


Results going our way at the moment, it could yet be a very good day. Hopefully the crowd will let PDC know how much we want him to stay and with a win the table tonight could look too good to walk away from

exactly what i'm hoping!! come on Swindon!

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EastleazeRed 3:54pm Sat 2 Feb 13

louiscassius wrote…


Mushymushy wrote…


Hopefully it will be Pdc last game if he cannot get his toys back in the pram.
Go away.......MONG!!

F@@kin **** !

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HardwickeRed 3:55pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Still feeling very numb. A real sick feeling inside. Gutted i can`t be there today, been called in to work at 5. I want to come home to good news, so come on Town make me happy again!!

To all travelling Town fans....be loud and be very proud, you`re on the telly!!

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old town robin 4:07pm Sat 2 Feb 13

stigger wrote…


now brentford 2 down and tranmere 1 down and man down! surely we dont need anymore incentive! COYR

and don't forget Wilson's rabble got beat last night and Doncaster are now 0-2 to Bury. Not too bothered about Bournemouth if they are taking points off the franchise, both of them have to catch us, so still in our own hands. need to improve our points on Trannie, Donnie and Brentford

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stfc2012 4:08pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Do people have to keep posting obscene language? Crisis or not some of the posters on here are extremely immature. This is not an adult forum so show some class.

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Mushymushy 4:16pm Sat 2 Feb 13

stfc2012 wrote…


Do people have to keep posting obscene language? Crisis or not some of the posters on here are extremely immature. This is not an adult forum so show some class.

I'm with you on that one unfortunately class is something swindon and fans do not have.

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EastleazeRed 4:17pm Sat 2 Feb 13

stfc2012 wrote…


Do people have to keep posting obscene language? Crisis or not some of the posters on here are extremely immature. This is not an adult forum so show some class.

Sorry :-[

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louiscassius 4:18pm Sat 2 Feb 13

stfc2012 wrote…


Do people have to keep posting obscene language? Crisis or not some of the posters on here are extremely immature. This is not an adult forum so show some class.

Dont start please....

Just because your guiding principles dont allow you to express yourself in that way....please dont impose your up brining on others...

Freedom of expression.

Louis :-=)))

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louiscassius 4:19pm Sat 2 Feb 13

louiscassius wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


Do people have to keep posting obscene language? Crisis or not some of the posters on here are extremely immature. This is not an adult forum so show some class.
Dont start please....

Just because your guiding principles dont allow you to express yourself in that way....please dont impose your up brining on others...

Freedom of expression.

Louis :-=)))

Its been an extreme week to say the least.....

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EastoeSTFC 4:19pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Great work you are doing this week and in updating us fans Sam
Thanks!

Now lets get on with securing another 3 points and let the other issues wait until next week

Hope PDC and new owners can agree to move forward together for the ultimate benefit of STFC

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Blazing Riff 4:25pm Sat 2 Feb 13

stfc2012 wrote…


Do people have to keep posting obscene language? Crisis or not some of the posters on here are extremely immature. This is not an adult forum so show some class.

I agree. Please just click the 'report this post' link - next to 'quote'. There's too much foul language on this site lately and it's about time the administrators did something about it.

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super reds 4:27pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Well, I'm here at Crawley, makes you wonder what footballs coming to, right outside players entrance is a programme seller, Town bus pulls up & he's gobbing off about how is sitting 4 rows behind Paolo & gonna give him sh1t all match cos he's an 'Italian W@@@@r', thought about saying something to him but didn't want to stoop to his level

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stfc2012 4:28pm Sat 2 Feb 13

louiscassius wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


Do people have to keep posting obscene language? Crisis or not some of the posters on here are extremely immature. This is not an adult forum so show some class.
Dont start please....

Just because your guiding principles dont allow you to express yourself in that way....please dont impose your up brining on others...

Freedom of expression.

Louis :-=)))

This is not about up-bringing. This is about not using offensive language on a forum that is used by children and young adults.

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Stfc_BristolRed 4:30pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Only 6 subs?!?

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Always red 4:39pm Sat 2 Feb 13

LambournRed wrote…


F*CK OFF Mushymushy you c u nt

Your a **** mate go play on the motorway keep this site free for real fans and you are a mong

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old town robin 4:41pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Surprised Nat's only on the bench, probably resting him ready for next Tuesday, but the versatile skipper should be OK, but with roberts playing down that side it could be a more orthodox full back role than it would be had Ritchie still been with us.

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Always red 4:41pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Always red wrote…


LambournRed wrote…


F*CK OFF Mushymushy you c u nt
Your a **** mate go play on the motorway keep this site free for real fans and you are a mong

That was for mushy mushy not you sorry

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DarrenSTFCRomain 4:52pm Sat 2 Feb 13

louiscassius wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…

Do people have to keep posting obscene language? Crisis or not some of the posters on here are extremely immature. This is not an adult forum so show some class.
Dont start please.... Just because your guiding principles dont allow you to express yourself in that way....please dont impose your up brining on others... Freedom of expression. Louis :-=)))

Well said mate.....

SAY WHAT YOU WONT AND IF OTHERS DONT LIKE IT DONT READ IT..

SIMPLES...

We most put in a first class show 2day so Paolo can say..
THIS IS MY TEAM AND IM PROUD OF SWINDON TOWN FC AND WE WILL FIGHT FIGHT WERE EVER WE MAY BE CAUSE WE ARE THE MIGHTY SWINDON TOWN FC....

COME ON YOU REDS...

SWINDON TILL WE DIE

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SAPFanSTFC 4:56pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Doom-mongers will be proved wrong.
.
Paolo is a true warrior and his team will prove out his values - we will be sitting pretty by Wednesday morning!
.
Big win today!

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Red & White Dragon 4:58pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Almost every result at the top of the table has gone are way. Time for a bit of good luck to come are way. Get behind the team today and show everbody we are proud to be Swindon fans. A win today, 3rd place and great support, lets hope it proves the motivation PDC needs to stay here.

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Rebel_phish 4:59pm Sat 2 Feb 13

with Tranmere, Doncaster and Brentford all losing, 3 points is essential

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Last step 5:00pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Good to see the Trust asking exactly the questions us supporters want answering. Good on you.

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Ginge09 5:18pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Watching Sky Sports.....Very professional interview by PDC. Don't like the look in his eye though.....He's one very p1ssed off man at the moment. I fear that this might be his last game in charge :(
I hope I'm wrong

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Mushymushy 5:19pm Sat 2 Feb 13

LambournRed wrote…


F*CK OFF Mushymushy you c u nt

That just the sort of language you would expect from the village idiot of lambourn I hope you don't fall of your horse for all this abuse.imbred.

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Chish and Fips 5:44pm Sat 2 Feb 13

ignore him

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Moonraker1983 6:09pm Sat 2 Feb 13

I can't watch anymore. It's a team devoid of ideas. When did we just start smacking it long and hoping for the best. Roberts can't deliver the ball and they've worked out the corner routine.

Fresh ideas for the second half. It's as if all the good ideas and invention went with Ritchie.

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stfc2012 6:18pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Barcelona would struggle on that pitch. It is the same for both teams though so can't complain. We will come out stronger 2nd. Important not to go 2 down or we will fold.

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swindonthruandthru 6:38pm Sat 2 Feb 13

1-1 rooney

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umpcah 6:52pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Come on you reds - you can get the three if you can maintain the pressure.

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Stfc_BristolRed 6:54pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Pitch looks more like a rugby pitch after 80 minutes.

Surprised Crawley didn't offer us 500k for our groundsman.

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stfc2012 7:08pm Sat 2 Feb 13

1-1 would be a fair result. 2 soft pens and 2 good saves from either keeper.

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DarrenSTFCRomain 7:17pm Sat 2 Feb 13

No scarf lifted by Paolo...

HOPE IM WRONG but it dont look good ?

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Ginge09 7:18pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Bye Bye Paulo. The tears in your eyes leaves me feeling the worst. Fair play to the fans at the game today- totally out sang Crawley- if PDC does stay- it will be for the fans.

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LydiardRED67 7:20pm Sat 2 Feb 13

All those that went today deserve a medal.

If PDC needed a message, you guys certainly gave it.

Well done to all.

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Fenris382 7:20pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Did look very much like "goodbye" hope I'm wrong

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Chish and Fips 7:21pm Sat 2 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 wrote…


All those that went today deserve a medal.

If PDC needed a message, you guys certainly gave it.

Well done to all.

Hopefully it will help in him not leaving, but it does not look good.

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Rebel_phish 7:23pm Sat 2 Feb 13

A draw is a fair result all things considering. 1 point gained rather than 2 dropped.

No Paolo scarf wave, is that a sign of a frustrated man or is ge off.

Paolo, simply..... stay

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LydiardRED67 7:24pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Fenris382 wrote…


Did look very much like "goodbye" hope I'm wrong

Agree it didn't look convincing, then again though, I can't see his face that clearly when he raises his scarf at home games.

Now comes another anxious evening.

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umpcah 7:25pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Ginge09 wrote…


Bye Bye Paulo. The tears in your eyes leaves me feeling the worst. Fair play to the fans at the game today- totally out sang Crawley- if PDC does stay- it will be for the fans.

After Paolo`s 21 months at Swindon you cant get his name right ! Shame on you !

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Robinonfire 7:32pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Just get shot of Roberts.....crap player

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Ginge09 7:33pm Sat 2 Feb 13

umpcah wrote…


Ginge09 wrote…


Bye Bye Paulo. The tears in your eyes leaves me feeling the worst. Fair play to the fans at the game today- totally out sang Crawley- if PDC does stay- it will be for the fans.
After Paolo`s 21 months at Swindon you cant get his name right ! Shame on you !

My very bad..... I blame it on the iPhone!

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Mushymushy 7:35pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.

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Chish and Fips 7:36pm Sat 2 Feb 13

ignore

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umpcah 7:38pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.

Paul Bodin for the time being ?

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Guv 7:42pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!

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Exmouth_red69 7:43pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.

Ignore the pri@k.

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Mushymushy 7:47pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Exmouth_red69 wrote…


Mushymushy wrote…


Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.
Ignore the pri@k.

Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.
Please don't go Pablo we love you.

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jason900 7:48pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Exmouth_red69 wrote…


Mushymushy wrote…


Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.
Ignore the pri@k.

this **** is getting on my nerves

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Di kanny oh 7:51pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Exmouth_red69 wrote…


Mushymushy wrote…


Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.
Ignore the pri@k.
Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.
Please don't go Pablo we love you.

He has just talked L I V E on BBC Wiltshire radio and is planning for the next game on Tuesday night and was very proud of his players tonight especially as four of them have the sickness virus and should not have played. Mushypeas you mate are sick in the head now take you crraap back up the A420 moron

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Rebel_phish 7:54pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Paolo, for the fans - stay
Paolo, for the players - stay
Paolo, for yourself - stay

No one man is bigger than the club, but at this moment in time Paolo, you are the most important.

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Di kanny oh 7:55pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.

Poxford yellow bellied Lies now go and play with yourself W*anker.

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Mushymushy 7:59pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Di kanny oh wrote…


Mushymushy wrote…


Exmouth_red69 wrote…


Mushymushy wrote…


Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.
Ignore the pri@k.
Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.
Please don't go Pablo we love you.
He has just talked L I V E on BBC Wiltshire radio and is planning for the next game on Tuesday night and was very proud of his players tonight especially as four of them have the sickness virus and should not have played. Mushypeas you mate are sick in the head now take you crraap back up the A420 moron

Just listened to pdc interview on heart fm and he's apologised for his departure and has thanked all fans on the evening adver web site for all there support and comments over the last 18 months

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Di kanny oh 8:02pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Ginge09 wrote…


Bye Bye Paulo. The tears in your eyes leaves me feeling the worst. Fair play to the fans at the game today- totally out sang Crawley- if PDC does stay- it will be for the fans.

No tears it was ruddy cold out there and sky sports were trying there best to say he looked tearful and when they looked again after the game there was nothing. Best of all he talked tonight about preparing for the game on Tuesday against Colchester. He will meet the new board early next week and get his three players in at the end of the week so I'm afraid weve got him til the end of the season at least.

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joey butler 8:03pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Someone on here has often said that if you draw your away games and win your home games, you go up. {Sorry, I cannot remember which poster}.

So on that basis, a valuable point today after a horrible few days!!

And we WILL beat Colchester and Hartlepool next week.

IF we can still sign the three new loans and I know it is a big if, we are going up with automatic promotion, WITHOUT DOUBT!!!!!!

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Guv's mummy 8:05pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Guv wrote…


Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!

Oh Guvvy i told you last night you are grounded for playing wth your sister and not aloud on the computer now go to bed you naughty boy

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super red 8:07pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Very impressed with Flint and Ward winning everything in the air. Rafa showed some excellent touches.

May be its time to give Rooonnneeeyyy another chance as he made a difference.Wasn't so impressed with Martin's contribution, don't understand when their right back had the ball in the corner why Martin could't stand off him, was so obvious that bundling him in the back would give away a free kick.

1 point gained for me after the week we had.

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Di kanny oh 8:08pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Di kanny oh wrote…


Mushymushy wrote…


Exmouth_red69 wrote…


Mushymushy wrote…


Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.
Ignore the pri@k.
Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.
Please don't go Pablo we love you.
He has just talked L I V E on BBC Wiltshire radio and is planning for the next game on Tuesday night and was very proud of his players tonight especially as four of them have the sickness virus and should not have played. Mushypeas you mate are sick in the head now take you crraap back up the A420 moron
Just listened to pdc interview on heart fm and he's apologised for his departure and has thanked all fans on the evening adver web site for all there support and comments over the last 18 months

I will give you your due you are consistant in your ball sh*t. I think mummy is calling its time for your bath retard.

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Mushymushy 8:09pm Sat 2 Feb 13

joey butler wrote…


Someone on here has often said that if you draw your away games and win your home games, you go up. {Sorry, I cannot remember which poster}.

So on that basis, a valuable point today after a horrible few days!!

And we WILL beat Colchester and Hartlepool next week.

IF we can still sign the three new loans and I know it is a big if, we are going up with automatic promotion, WITHOUT DOUBT!!!!!!

Joey why has it been a horrible few days have you had a death in the family,has you cat been run over,have you had your bike stolen from out side tesco has you favourite jeans been ripped whilst climbing over a barb wire fence. Probably not so why has it been so horrible .

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Oxon-Red 8:11pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Di kanny oh wrote…

Mushymushy wrote…

Exmouth_red69 wrote…

Mushymushy wrote…

Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit. Check out sky sports news web site. This is terrible.
Ignore the pri@k.
Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit. Check out sky sports news web site. This is terrible. Please don't go Pablo we love you.
He has just talked L I V E on BBC Wiltshire radio and is planning for the next game on Tuesday night and was very proud of his players tonight especially as four of them have the sickness virus and should not have played. Mushypeas you mate are sick in the head now take you crraap back up the A420 moron
Just listened to pdc interview on heart fm and he's apologised for his departure and has thanked all fans on the evening adver web site for all there support and comments over the last 18 months

http://www.urbandict
ionary.com/define.ph
p?term=Mushy%20Mushy

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Di kanny oh 8:17pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


joey butler wrote…


Someone on here has often said that if you draw your away games and win your home games, you go up. {Sorry, I cannot remember which poster}.

So on that basis, a valuable point today after a horrible few days!!

And we WILL beat Colchester and Hartlepool next week.

IF we can still sign the three new loans and I know it is a big if, we are going up with automatic promotion, WITHOUT DOUBT!!!!!!
Joey why has it been a horrible few days have you had a death in the family,has you cat been run over,have you had your bike stolen from out side tesco has you favourite jeans been ripped whilst climbing over a barb wire fence. Probably not so why has it been so horrible .

MUSHYPEAS you really are a prize pr*ck and very bitter just because your beloved yellow bellied Pox lost today to Swindon's second team Saffend today Ha Ha Ha conference football calling.

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stfc2012 8:19pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Guv wrote…


Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!

Either spit it out or clear off lad. You and mushy need to get out more.

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DarrenSTFCRomain 8:19pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


joey butler wrote…

Someone on here has often said that if you draw your away games and win your home games, you go up. {Sorry, I cannot remember which poster}. So on that basis, a valuable point today after a horrible few days!! And we WILL beat Colchester and Hartlepool next week. IF we can still sign the three new loans and I know it is a big if, we are going up with automatic promotion, WITHOUT DOUBT!!!!!!
Joey why has it been a horrible few days have you had a death in the family,has you cat been run over,have you had your bike stolen from out side tesco has you favourite jeans been ripped whilst climbing over a barb wire fence. Probably not so why has it been so horrible .

HE WAS SICK AFTER SHATTING ON A mushymushy.
The shat never made him sick it was just the yellow mushy stench that did the trick

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super red 8:21pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Very impressed with Flint and Ward winning everything in the air. Rafa showed some excellent touches.

May be its time to give Rooonnneeeyyy another chance as he made a difference.Wasn't so impressed with Martin's contribution, don't understand when their right back had the ball in the corner why Martin could't stand off him, was so obvious that bundling him in the back would give away a free kick.

1 point gained for me after the week we had.

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therock4u 8:22pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushy pea's. Have you ever thought of turning round and letting your mouth do the talking.

At least then you would know what S*** tastes like.

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the wizard 8:22pm Sat 2 Feb 13

The man has said,

today I was totally focused.

“Tomorrow we are working, Monday we are working and we play a game on Tuesday where three points we can win.

“I am preparing the next game

Good enough for me.

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Mushymushy 8:24pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Oxon-Red wrote…


Mushymushy wrote…


Di kanny oh wrote…

Mushymushy wrote…

Exmouth_red69 wrote…

Mushymushy wrote…

Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit. Check out sky sports news web site. This is terrible.
Ignore the pri@k.
Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit. Check out sky sports news web site. This is terrible. Please don't go Pablo we love you.
He has just talked L I V E on BBC Wiltshire radio and is planning for the next game on Tuesday night and was very proud of his players tonight especially as four of them have the sickness virus and should not have played. Mushypeas you mate are sick in the head now take you crraap back up the A420 moron
Just listened to pdc interview on heart fm and he's apologised for his departure and has thanked all fans on the evening adver web site for all there support and comments over the last 18 months
http://www.urbandict

ionary.com/define.ph

p?term=Mushy%20Mushy

Oxford red
Mushy mushy is Japanese look it up.
the urban dictionary is for chavs .which would suit someone who comes from Oxford and supports swindon.

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Guv 8:31pm Sat 2 Feb 13

stfc2012 wrote…


Guv wrote…


Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!
Either spit it out or clear off lad. You and mushy need to get out more.

fine then, that's it STFC fans, I give up, you was to find out something big.

But now I just cannot be bothered with you, unlike yourself at home, I'm currently on a train after a supporting my team!

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the wizard 8:32pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Why oh why are we wasting time on these ahsoles that come here WUMing, Leave them alone, and they WILL go away. You keep feeding them and they will keep coming back. IGNORE them totally.

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davel4848 8:33pm Sat 2 Feb 13

I see that know-it-all Guv is back. What an extremely sad life she must lead, if all she's got in life is to continually post on another clubs message board.
Sad, very sad, person. We should feel sorry for her.

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Guv's mummy 8:36pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Guv wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


Guv wrote…


Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!
Either spit it out or clear off lad. You and mushy need to get out more.
fine then, that's it STFC fans, I give up, you was to find out something big.

But now I just cannot be bothered with you, unlike yourself at home, I'm currently on a train after a supporting my team!

Guv what are you doing telling these people that you are on a train when you are really in your sisters bedroom playing with your train set?? What have i told you about lies you naughty boy?????????? Ive already told you to get to bed... i will bring you up your warm bitty milk in 5 minutes fresh from my boobies :-)

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Chish and Fips 8:38pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Guv wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


Guv wrote…


Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!
Either spit it out or clear off lad. You and mushy need to get out more.
fine then, that's it STFC fans, I give up, you was to find out something big.

But now I just cannot be bothered with you, unlike yourself at home, I'm currently on a train after a supporting my team!

Good night !

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Since 1950 8:41pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Hard fought for point that today. You can't play passing football on a pitch like that. I've seen better rec's! Disgrace, teams should be fined for producing a playing surface like that.

Still looks touch and go with Di Canio to me. The man looked totally gutted today on TV.

The thing that's worrying is just how he'll be able to forge a working relationship with the new board after being treated like this?

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bearwoodred 8:44pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.

you are such a hoot young man tsk tsk

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Di kanny oh 8:45pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Chish and Fips wrote…


Guv wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


Guv wrote…


Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!
Either spit it out or clear off lad. You and mushy need to get out more.
fine then, that's it STFC fans, I give up, you was to find out something big.

But now I just cannot be bothered with you, unlike yourself at home, I'm currently on a train after a supporting my team!
Good night !

Find out something big?? whats that in your trousers, I'd take that into the cubicle mate and give it a bash then we can call you a W*anker.

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The Jockster 8:46pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Since 1950 wrote…


Hard fought for point that today. You can't play passing football on a pitch like that. I've seen better rec's! Disgrace, teams should be fined for producing a playing surface like that.

Still looks touch and go with Di Canio to me. The man looked totally gutted today on TV.

The thing that's worrying is just how he'll be able to forge a working relationship with the new board after being treated like this?

As before totally agree we can only hope against hope.

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The Jockster 8:47pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Since 1950 wrote…


Hard fought for point that today. You can't play passing football on a pitch like that. I've seen better rec's! Disgrace, teams should be fined for producing a playing surface like that.

Still looks touch and go with Di Canio to me. The man looked totally gutted today on TV.

The thing that's worrying is just how he'll be able to forge a working relationship with the new board after being treated like this?

As before totally agree we can only hope against hope.

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LydiardRED67 8:47pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Guv wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


Guv wrote…


Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!
Either spit it out or clear off lad. You and mushy need to get out more.
fine then, that's it STFC fans, I give up, you was to find out something big.

But now I just cannot be bothered with you, unlike yourself at home, I'm currently on a train after a supporting my team!

Ooh Guv, you are a tease.

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bearwoodred 8:47pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Guv's mummy wrote…


Guv wrote…


Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!
Oh Guvvy i told you last night you are grounded for playing wth your sister and not aloud on the computer now go to bed you naughty boy

no offense chap but you also said the entire squad were going - most of whom were um.. playing today.

Can't think of anyone at the moment who is managerless can you!!!

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Di kanny oh 8:48pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Guv wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


Guv wrote…


Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!
Either spit it out or clear off lad. You and mushy need to get out more.
fine then, that's it STFC fans, I give up, you was to find out something big.

But now I just cannot be bothered with you, unlike yourself at home, I'm currently on a train after a supporting my team!

Yes you lost 1-0 to Saffend.........sham
e you are dropping down the league again.

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Cookie43 8:51pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Exmouth_red69 wrote…


Mushymushy wrote…


Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.
Ignore the pri@k.
Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit.
Check out sky sports news web site.
This is terrible.
Please don't go Pablo we love you.

very very sad individual. i actually feel sorry for you. what a sad pathetic individual you are. its a saturday night and you are on here trying to be clever.
you should out with your wife or girlfriend or boyfriend if thats what u like, but you are a sad pathetic loner with no mates stuck on here on a sat night, We are on the way back great thing this I phone pitch terrible couldnt play our natural game i bet the tv did not show how bad the pitch was

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Mushymushy 8:58pm Sat 2 Feb 13

The tv did show how bad the pitch was and how bad swindon played,it also showed pdc in tears because it was such a sad way to end his time with swindon.

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bearwoodred 9:04pm Sat 2 Feb 13

bearwoodred wrote…


Guv's mummy wrote…


Guv wrote…


Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!
Oh Guvvy i told you last night you are grounded for playing wth your sister and not aloud on the computer now go to bed you naughty boy
no offense chap but you also said the entire squad were going - most of whom were um.. playing today.

Can't think of anyone at the moment who is managerless can you!!!

actually Forest are almost certainly going to want a new manager soon judging by the reports. Forest big club etc.

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Oxon-Red 9:04pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Oxon-Red wrote…

Mushymushy wrote…

Di kanny oh wrote…

Mushymushy wrote…

Exmouth_red69 wrote…

Mushymushy wrote…

Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit. Check out sky sports news web site. This is terrible.
Ignore the pri@k.
Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit. Check out sky sports news web site. This is terrible. Please don't go Pablo we love you.
He has just talked L I V E on BBC Wiltshire radio and is planning for the next game on Tuesday night and was very proud of his players tonight especially as four of them have the sickness virus and should not have played. Mushypeas you mate are sick in the head now take you crraap back up the A420 moron
Just listened to pdc interview on heart fm and he's apologised for his departure and has thanked all fans on the evening adver web site for all there support and comments over the last 18 months
http://www.urbandict ionary.com/define.ph p?term=Mushy%20Mushy
Oxford red Mushy mushy is Japanese look it up. the urban dictionary is for chavs .which would suit someone who comes from Oxford and supports swindon.

I prefer the Urban ones:

Either:

1. A female who has no control when it comes to a certain man.
In the past this same woman has called all the shots, but now has lost her edge and is soft in the brain over him.

2. *The word commonly used in referance to having sexual encounters with one of the same or opposite gender.
*created as from a "slip of the tongue" while V meant to say "mushies" refering to mushrooms but "came out" with "mushy.

3. A word that describes when somethings emotional

I think it must (1) because you probably haven't had (2) and you probably don't know what (3) means. Sorry Paolo spurned you when he found out you were a Pox fan, get over it, I hear Chris Wilder enjoys a dominant female (ask James).

COYMR

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Cookie43 9:05pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Guv wrote…


Evening,
I come bearing some excellent news, as we speak, PDC has a very important meeting planned and if my info is correct (as it has been all the way) I come bearing news that our take over is now going to be completed by Tuesday and some of the 3 players we had hoped to sign on Thursday should be available. OK, well 2, i am not going to be drawn into more at this time As PDC has had some of his wish, it's still his decision, I will say he has received a chance to speak with another club, but the new chairman (potential chairman) has put some kind of guarantee's to him.

I don't think it will be enough to keep him after end of season, but even now it's down to PDC.

All I am saying, if you knew what I knew, you would hate Mr Black!

All i know is that you are a sad sad pathetic individual.
ITS SATURDAY NIGHT!! get out find a girl. why are you on another teams forum trying to be clever what a sad act!!!

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Cookie43 9:11pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


The tv did show how bad the pitch was and how bad swindon played,it also showed pdc in tears because it was such a sad way to end his time with swindon.

Nah sorry mate you are totally wrong i was there and he always bangs his chest. he was emotional because he knows he is loved. plus he said on his interview on bbc wilts that he will be preparing for tues as normal. training tomorrow as usual.
so sad act as i said you are a very very sad pathetic individual!!!

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Mushymushy 9:30pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Cookie Monster what game did you watch do you honestly think swindon were the better team on the day or were you to busy watching pdc punching himself like a overexcited silverback.

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therock4u 9:31pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushypeas.

Like i posted earlier why dont you turn around and let your mouth do the talking.

Those wern't tears. Someone told him about your posts and he could not control himself any longer, and burst out laughing.

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old town robin 9:33pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Not much comment on the game tonight, why waste your thoughts on off field events. Let's speak about hte game.

My view.

Fodders - excellent as usual
Macca - terrible at RB, better when he moved to LB
Ward - very solid
Flint - very solid
McEverley - not at his best, right decision to take him off, lacking match fitness.
Miller - not as good as Holland, done his best, but doesn't have the engine for 90 minutes
Ferry - plenty of energy, but struggled on a bog of a pitch
Roberts - really worked hard, but quite ineffective in the final third
De Vita - same as Roberts
Williams - poor
Collins - poor

Subs. Rooney did well, but lacks pace
martin, too little time to make an impression.
Thompson, why oh why did he not start, macca was shocking at RB and gave the penalty away. my MoM

Sure there will be fans that see it different, quite satisfied with the draw, but as per usual with all goalies that play against us Jones pulled off a couple of fantastic saves and without his saves it would have been 3 points for us.

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LydiardRED67 9:37pm Sat 2 Feb 13

All very quiet on the take over front. What are the thougts on the match?

Personally thought we were good in phases and the pitch was a shocker.

Same for both sides I know, but it made life difficult for our ball players.

Overall, draw a fair result. Thought both penalties were soft, but our softest.

Jay looked out of sorts, perhaps understandably and Nathan proved just how good he is when he came on.

Glad just not to lose today under the circumstances.

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Mushymushy 9:40pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Who was the better team on the day?
Only sensible answers please and answer in no less than 20 words

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Cookie43 9:40pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Cookie Monster what game did you watch do you honestly think swindon were the better team on the day or were you to busy watching pdc punching himself like a overexcited silverback.

did you go ?
listen mushed up in the head or sad act for short
1st half 50/50
2nd half we adapted to the pitch better and once thompson came on yes we were the better team for a while but fair play to the creepies they were ok and a draw fair result.
now jog on out its saturday go find a girlfriend or boyfriend.

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joey butler 9:44pm Sat 2 Feb 13

I just listened to the PDC interview on BBC Sports three times, in case I missed anything.

For me he has changed in recent months from a rookie manager to a totally inspirational leader.

IF we can still sign the three loan players that PDC wants, we are going up, simple as that!!

AUTOMATIC PROMOTION COMING UP AGAIN, IF WE CAN JUST GET THOSE LOAN PLAYERS THAT PDC WANTS!!!!!!!!!!

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bearwoodred 10:12pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Who was the better team on the day?
Only sensible answers please and answer in no less than 20 words

Southend? oh no I know Fleetwood?

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Stratton Red 10:13pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Omg pdc has just announced on sky sports news he has just quit. Check out sky sports news web site. This is terrible.

Omg Chris (noone has ever heard of me) Wilder has just announced a 10 year deal with Oxscum Utd. After signing child killers and fiddlers his new aspiration is another 4 years in non league wilderness...
*
87 years, 87 years, 87 years.

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Oxon-Red 10:16pm Sat 2 Feb 13

joey butler wrote…


I just listened to the PDC interview on BBC Sports three times, in case I missed anything. For me he has changed in recent months from a rookie manager to a totally inspirational leader. IF we can still sign the three loan players that PDC wants, we are going up, simple as that!! AUTOMATIC PROMOTION COMING UP AGAIN, IF WE CAN JUST GET THOSE LOAN PLAYERS THAT PDC WANTS!!!!!!!!!!

I think you are right Joey. Think it will be us and the Russian Mafia from the south coast.

COYMR

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old town robin 10:28pm Sat 2 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 wrote…


All very quiet on the take over front. What are the thougts on the match?

Personally thought we were good in phases and the pitch was a shocker.

Same for both sides I know, but it made life difficult for our ball players.

Overall, draw a fair result. Thought both penalties were soft, but our softest.

Jay looked out of sorts, perhaps understandably and Nathan proved just how good he is when he came on.

Glad just not to lose today under the circumstances.

Lydiardred,

Our post must have crossed, my thoughts are pretty similar to yours, the pitch was attrocious, both penalties were soft and I agree we were lucky to get ours, but that Adams guy for them did seem to go down very easily for theirs and IMO should have got a YELLOW for diving on more than one occassion and he was aggressive to Macca when he was called a ****, another ref could have given him a red. But in general thought the officials were fine although the ref was very lenient with their play acting (Evans training live on)

Still don't understand why Nathan didn't start, Jay isn't yet ready, no reason to change a solid back 4, pleased with Rooney, despite what other posters may say about him, I think that is 4 goals in 7 appearances, very good ratio in my book.

2 points from 2 games away from home is not great but could be worse, still unbeaten from 9 games, but on the plus side all of the other teams in contension except Bournemouth lost, so some ground has been made.

So important to get 3 points next Tuesday against Colchester to close the gap.

COYR

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joey butler 10:33pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Oxon-Red wrote…


joey butler wrote…


I just listened to the PDC interview on BBC Sports three times, in case I missed anything. For me he has changed in recent months from a rookie manager to a totally inspirational leader. IF we can still sign the three loan players that PDC wants, we are going up, simple as that!! AUTOMATIC PROMOTION COMING UP AGAIN, IF WE CAN JUST GET THOSE LOAN PLAYERS THAT PDC WANTS!!!!!!!!!!
I think you are right Joey. Think it will be us and the Russian Mafia from the south coast.

COYMR

Oxon,

I am very confident that you and I are both right, IF we can just sign the three loan players that PDC wants.

Regular supporters and genuine fans like us need to stand together at the moment and ignore the idiot posters, just like Wizard said. He is correct.

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TheDukeOfBanbury 10:39pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Don't want to talk about the game except a good point on a ploughed field.

Today was about us fans that made the journey and told PDC what we thought of him. If those tears were for "respect" from the special one for us Supporters then today was a good day.

"We want you to stay, we want you to stay, Paolo Di Canio we want you to stay"

Its the fans that keep you going and we did ourselves proud on national tv.
Been suffering from this cold virus for the last week and should not really have driven today but sometimes you need to do that extra bit for your Club

Was great to be interviewed on sky tv and tell the Country about how special PDC is to this great Club, our Club - STFC.

Til we Die.

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TheDukeOfBanbury 10:41pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Who was the better team on the day? Only sensible answers please and answer in no less than 20 words

Southend.

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Oi Den! 10:42pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Useful point tonight. I thought we were dreadful in the first half and much the better side in the second. The improved performance seemed to coincide with PDC rousing himself from thoughts of other matters.
.
I have a feeling that this time next week we'll either have PDC, the new loan signings and new owners or none of the three and be staring a large points deduction in the face. Looks like all or nothing now.

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Is that you Lovesey 10:47pm Sat 2 Feb 13

looked to me like Paolo didn't want to leave but may well do so..... Very different Paolo at the end of the game.....

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joey butler 10:54pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Oi Den! wrote…


Useful point tonight. I thought we were dreadful in the first half and much the better side in the second. The improved performance seemed to coincide with PDC rousing himself from thoughts of other matters.
.
I have a feeling that this time next week we'll either have PDC, the new loan signings and new owners or none of the three and be staring a large points deduction in the face. Looks like all or nothing now.

You are right Den, but can we all go for win, rather than bust please??

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the wizard 10:57pm Sat 2 Feb 13

It seems that other clubs love to dish out ridicule towards us, BUT, how many come here and play on a mud pool. They don't. Our pitch is well maintained, well drained and treated well by ground staff who probably put the pitch as a big first in their life. Even after the snow, it was such a perfect surface. Wilson and our manager now have both stated how important the playing surface is and conjusive it is for playing good football.

BIG shame other clubs don't share that view or passion. Orient and Crawley, both would be big time Charlie clubs yet they haven't got a good pitch unless its August or September, even then its down to luck.
Perhaps the vacillaters from the FL should be looking into the standard of pitches and grounds as opposed to dragging their feet over our change of ownership. Ahsoles.

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LydiardRED67 11:10pm Sat 2 Feb 13

old town robin wrote…


LydiardRED67 wrote…


All very quiet on the take over front. What are the thougts on the match?

Personally thought we were good in phases and the pitch was a shocker.

Same for both sides I know, but it made life difficult for our ball players.

Overall, draw a fair result. Thought both penalties were soft, but our softest.

Jay looked out of sorts, perhaps understandably and Nathan proved just how good he is when he came on.

Glad just not to lose today under the circumstances.
Lydiardred,

Our post must have crossed, my thoughts are pretty similar to yours, the pitch was attrocious, both penalties were soft and I agree we were lucky to get ours, but that Adams guy for them did seem to go down very easily for theirs and IMO should have got a YELLOW for diving on more than one occassion and he was aggressive to Macca when he was called a ****, another ref could have given him a red. But in general thought the officials were fine although the ref was very lenient with their play acting (Evans training live on)

Still don't understand why Nathan didn't start, Jay isn't yet ready, no reason to change a solid back 4, pleased with Rooney, despite what other posters may say about him, I think that is 4 goals in 7 appearances, very good ratio in my book.

2 points from 2 games away from home is not great but could be worse, still unbeaten from 9 games, but on the plus side all of the other teams in contension except Bournemouth lost, so some ground has been made.

So important to get 3 points next Tuesday against Colchester to close the gap.

COYR

Likewise as soon as I hit submit I saw your postvwhich mirrired my thoughts only in more detail.

My assumption is that Nathan must have been suffering from the virus hence only on the bench.

Wierdly I thought Macca played bettervat left back, however he is becoming increasingly maveric in his play.

Williams, Jay, Roberts all had average games but I put that down to the pitch and with Jay, that was heavy ground to test his knee on.

All in all, wanted a win but relieved with a draw.

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mancrobin 11:28pm Sat 2 Feb 13

the wizard wrote…


It seems that other clubs love to dish out ridicule towards us, BUT, how many come here and play on a mud pool. They don't. Our pitch is well maintained, well drained and treated well by ground staff who probably put the pitch as a big first in their life. Even after the snow, it was such a perfect surface. Wilson and our manager now have both stated how important the playing surface is and conjusive it is for playing good football.

BIG shame other clubs don't share that view or passion. Orient and Crawley, both would be big time Charlie clubs yet they haven't got a good pitch unless its August or September, even then its down to luck.
Perhaps the vacillaters from the FL should be looking into the standard of pitches and grounds as opposed to dragging their feet over our change of ownership. Ahsoles.

That's an interesting point Wiz. In cricket you loose points for failing to maintain a proper wicket, perhaps the same should apply to football?

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Oi Den! 11:41pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Wiz, there seems to be a touch of bitterness about many of your posts lately. Have you such a short memory that you don't remember the awful surface we had at the County Ground for many years? In any case, football is a winter game in this country, and we have seen some cracking matches - particularly Cup ties on pitches far worse than Crawley's. Perhaps we have spent a lot more money on ours than Orient or Crawley they have on theirs. Does that give us any right to look down on them when we are deep in financial sh1t? And how do you know the Football League are dragging their feet over our change of ownership? Do you know what the process involves or how long it normally takes? How do you justify calling them @rseholes? The Football League has a duty to protect the game in general and individual clubs from unsuitable or unscrupulous would be owners. I find it hard to see why you would object to that, even if you have done your own due diligence on "Jed" (as you like to call him, while referring to the man who saved our club with millions of pounds as "Black") and given him the green light to proceed. You keep tossing these hand grenades in and your only rationale seems to be tribal and selfish sour grapes.

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LydiardRED67 11:52pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Oi Den! wrote…


Wiz, there seems to be a touch of bitterness about many of your posts lately. Have you such a short memory that you don't remember the awful surface we had at the County Ground for many years? In any case, football is a winter game in this country, and we have seen some cracking matches - particularly Cup ties on pitches far worse than Crawley's. Perhaps we have spent a lot more money on ours than Orient or Crawley they have on theirs. Does that give us any right to look down on them when we are deep in financial sh1t? And how do you know the Football League are dragging their feet over our change of ownership? Do you know what the process involves or how long it normally takes? How do you justify calling them @rseholes? The Football League has a duty to protect the game in general and individual clubs from unsuitable or unscrupulous would be owners. I find it hard to see why you would object to that, even if you have done your own due diligence on "Jed" (as you like to call him, while referring to the man who saved our club with millions of pounds as "Black") and given him the green light to proceed. You keep tossing these hand grenades in and your only rationale seems to be tribal and selfish sour grapes.

Personally, and as much as it frustrates my impatience, i hope the FL take as long as they need.

I would rather wait one or two more days and have a fit and proper owner, than rush it through and miss something.

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topsecret 12:13am Sun 3 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


The tv did show how bad the pitch was and how bad swindon played,it also showed pdc in tears because it was such a sad way to end his time with swindon.

bit bored , so lets do this . Boring game 1-1 fair result , was more interested in reading about all the oxford paedos to be honest , hope they string them all up

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mancrobin 12:13am Sun 3 Feb 13

Oi Den! wrote…


Wiz, there seems to be a touch of bitterness about many of your posts lately. Have you such a short memory that you don't remember the awful surface we had at the County Ground for many years? In any case, football is a winter game in this country, and we have seen some cracking matches - particularly Cup ties on pitches far worse than Crawley's. Perhaps we have spent a lot more money on ours than Orient or Crawley they have on theirs. Does that give us any right to look down on them when we are deep in financial sh1t? And how do you know the Football League are dragging their feet over our change of ownership? Do you know what the process involves or how long it normally takes? How do you justify calling them @rseholes? The Football League has a duty to protect the game in general and individual clubs from unsuitable or unscrupulous would be owners. I find it hard to see why you would object to that, even if you have done your own due diligence on "Jed" (as you like to call him, while referring to the man who saved our club with millions of pounds as "Black") and given him the green light to proceed. You keep tossing these hand grenades in and your only rationale seems to be tribal and selfish sour grapes.

Regardless of the mood of Wiz's posts, there is an issue about the quality of pitches. A good pitch certainly makes for a different style of game (a better one in my opinion) and can significantly affect the outcome of a game.

Two good examples of the latter involve the allowing of a horse show on a pitch a few days before a cup final to allow one of the biggest shocks of all time, and an over sanded pitch which produced a bobble for a sharp shooter to shin the ball over and miss out on promotion.

On that basis you could argue that was the condition of the pitch that has coloured the relative merits of two of the Town's managers.

I don't think that is sour grapes.

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the wizard 12:30am Sun 3 Feb 13

Den, No I'm not exactly bitter but if we can make the effort then surely other clubs should have some sort of moral obligation to do the same. Yes I agree sometimes the weather has influence, so does drainage, so do covers, so why spend a fortune pro rata on a side of players that you hope will get you somewhere, when they can't play because of the pitch.

We are now in 2013, this isn't post war Britain recovering from WW2 anymore. In the day and age of soil specialists, grass land research and several durable grass's available, drainage experts etc, etc. Why should football as a whole suffer in this day and age when it can do so much better.

As goes the FL, just read back on my posts all through the sale etc and I have been saying it will take as long as it takes. As goes the rest of it, compered to many I have been quite understanding, but on the nonsense of cancelled games, sorry but I don't see some other clubs making any effort, and its time it was sorted in a more uniform manner. Things need to be put in place now on a time scale agreed by the clubs at their yearly meeting. If they can agree rules around the wage fix at 60 & 65% or what ever they should also be looking at maintain fixtures to avoid fixture congestion. Its all about commitment and how much you want to be in the FL. Those clubs that can't/won't reach a minimum standard should be relegated down to a level where they fit in. There will be a queue of others baying to take their place.

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Bamptonred 12:38am Sun 3 Feb 13

Breaking news, from Andrew black on twitter just now;
@bertthebold: I did sanction the sale of Ritchie. I blocked it the first time it came up but agreed to it later believing it had to happen.
@bertthebold: There's obviously more to this but it's complicated and best left until a later date. That's all I'm saying.

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tuucker 12:43am Sun 3 Feb 13

You can say what You like about our manager, You can say what You like about our current squad, but no one can take This away from me, i say This with a tear in my eye, This is my all time High so far as a swindon supporter. I have Been a swindon fan since the season of Finney and Allison and Nothing compares to this. Shitt i love swindon town. You make me so proud. Di Canio You are amazing. So Mutch heart and soul...we will never witness This again. This is what makes fotball so spesial...

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mancrobin 12:56am Sun 3 Feb 13

Just seen the game on the FLS.

What a fantastic move leading to Rooney's header towards the end an only a great save kept us from 3 points.

Reminds me of two things. Great saves and clean sheets are something at which we are the best in the Football League. Take a bow Fodders, you are real class mate.

Second point, we are well in touch for promotion and if just 1or 2 of the proposed loan signings come through, then game on.

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old town robin 12:57am Sun 3 Feb 13

the wizard wrote…


It seems that other clubs love to dish out ridicule towards us, BUT, how many come here and play on a mud pool. They don't. Our pitch is well maintained, well drained and treated well by ground staff who probably put the pitch as a big first in their life. Even after the snow, it was such a perfect surface. Wilson and our manager now have both stated how important the playing surface is and conjusive it is for playing good football.

BIG shame other clubs don't share that view or passion. Orient and Crawley, both would be big time Charlie clubs yet they haven't got a good pitch unless its August or September, even then its down to luck.
Perhaps the vacillaters from the FL should be looking into the standard of pitches and grounds as opposed to dragging their feet over our change of ownership. Ahsoles.

Wiz,
very good post, I can't think for the life of me why oi den has chosen to have a go at you for stating the obvious, there has been 3 of our games postponed away from home because none of them are capable of maintaining the state of their pitch, (I would also add it may be a coincidence, but all had injuries or players band which may have just made it easier for them not play their games).in my opinion they would never be able to participate at a higher level, regardless of how good their teams are today, the grounds are a disgrace, more the reason why we need to get out of this dreadful league.

By the way Den, I know you and LR usually like to have the last word and most times I don't have a problem with that because I do respect both your opinions. On this occassion with you I think you are totally out of order with your negative comments to Wiz, he has made a very valid point and I am totally in agreement with Wiz and very disappointed to read such negative views from you.

I think you owe him a big apology, because nothing you have said makes sense other than reasons you only know why have a go at a very valid point raised by a respected poster. Doh!

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old town robin 1:06am Sun 3 Feb 13

the wizard wrote…


Den, No I'm not exactly bitter but if we can make the effort then surely other clubs should have some sort of moral obligation to do the same. Yes I agree sometimes the weather has influence, so does drainage, so do covers, so why spend a fortune pro rata on a side of players that you hope will get you somewhere, when they can't play because of the pitch.

We are now in 2013, this isn't post war Britain recovering from WW2 anymore. In the day and age of soil specialists, grass land research and several durable grass's available, drainage experts etc, etc. Why should football as a whole suffer in this day and age when it can do so much better.

As goes the FL, just read back on my posts all through the sale etc and I have been saying it will take as long as it takes. As goes the rest of it, compered to many I have been quite understanding, but on the nonsense of cancelled games, sorry but I don't see some other clubs making any effort, and its time it was sorted in a more uniform manner. Things need to be put in place now on a time scale agreed by the clubs at their yearly meeting. If they can agree rules around the wage fix at 60 & 65% or what ever they should also be looking at maintain fixtures to avoid fixture congestion. Its all about commitment and how much you want to be in the FL. Those clubs that can't/won't reach a minimum standard should be relegated down to a level where they fit in. There will be a queue of others baying to take their place.

Wiz, great answer to dens defence of conferance level teams that are playing in div 1

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southside7 1:08am Sun 3 Feb 13

I don't now the ins and outs of pitch maintenace, but, on the face of it, the Crawley pitch today seemed considerably worse than what should be deemed as minimum standard. Mannington wreck would prove a truer surface on a Sunday morning covered in dog sh it.

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bowralbob 3:23am Sun 3 Feb 13

Twitter comment (assume it is authentic).....
Andrew Black ‏@bertthebold
I did sanction the sale of Ritchie. I blocked it the first time it came up but agreed to it later believing it had to happen.



Andrew Black ‏@bertthebold
There's obviously more to this but it's complicated and best left until a later date. That's all I'm saying.

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bowralbob 3:28am Sun 3 Feb 13

Twitter comment (again assume it is authentic)..........


Andrew Black ‏@bertthebold
Wow this is all pretty horrible. I can't really say anything at the moment as the sale is still going through - I'll say plenty later.

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Chish and Fips 6:57am Sun 3 Feb 13

the wizard wrote…


Den, No I'm not exactly bitter but if we can make the effort then surely other clubs should have some sort of moral obligation to do the same. Yes I agree sometimes the weather has influence, so does drainage, so do covers, so why spend a fortune pro rata on a side of players that you hope will get you somewhere, when they can't play because of the pitch.

We are now in 2013, this isn't post war Britain recovering from WW2 anymore. In the day and age of soil specialists, grass land research and several durable grass's available, drainage experts etc, etc. Why should football as a whole suffer in this day and age when it can do so much better.

As goes the FL, just read back on my posts all through the sale etc and I have been saying it will take as long as it takes. As goes the rest of it, compered to many I have been quite understanding, but on the nonsense of cancelled games, sorry but I don't see some other clubs making any effort, and its time it was sorted in a more uniform manner. Things need to be put in place now on a time scale agreed by the clubs at their yearly meeting. If they can agree rules around the wage fix at 60 & 65% or what ever they should also be looking at maintain fixtures to avoid fixture congestion. Its all about commitment and how much you want to be in the FL. Those clubs that can't/won't reach a minimum standard should be relegated down to a level where they fit in. There will be a queue of others baying to take their place.

Excellent reply Wiz and some food for thought.

That pitch last night was a disgrace and had a negative effect on the game.

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umpcah 8:07am Sun 3 Feb 13

It seems likely that Swindon would`ve got the three at Crawley if the pitch had been similar in condition to the County Ground. Many will argue that any ground in any condition is the same for both sides which is true but these poorly maintained grounds prevent good footie and the best of entertainment .Suitable maintenance costs money but this is an issue which the authorities need to do something about.

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umpcah 8:11am Sun 3 Feb 13

Anyone want my opinion on PDC`s position ? Perhaps not but here it is ! I think he`s now waiting for the new Board`s ratification and their statement of intent before announcing his own plans.

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Chish and Fips 8:22am Sun 3 Feb 13

umpcah wrote…


Anyone want my opinion on PDC`s position ? Perhaps not but here it is ! I think he`s now waiting for the new Board`s ratification and their statement of intent before announcing his own plans.

Yep - likewise - his body language and expressions looked full of mixed emotions to me.
The new board will have a lot to handle with these decisions and trying to balance the books.

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London Red 8:26am Sun 3 Feb 13

Game wasn't much - another dreadful pitch and players who clearly are she'll shocked over last weeks actions!
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Best way to look at it is prior to 3pm you would have said we needed to win to keep the gap at 6 points as you would expect the others to win
.
So the fact it is now 5 is great!
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An away point is a great one and we just picked another one up!
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Still in a great position and fingers crossed we get the news we want on Tuesday an we go to the soulless bowl and get a win
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Then we get the 3 in an take it out on Hartlepool when we finally get to play on a pitch!

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Mushymushy 8:43am Sun 3 Feb 13

Just heard on sky sport news Pdc has just thrown in the towel and Tuesday will be his last game..... Gutted

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jayden 8:45am Sun 3 Feb 13

Oi Den! wrote…


Wiz, there seems to be a touch of bitterness about many of your posts lately. Have you such a short memory that you don't remember the awful surface we had at the County Ground for many years? In any case, football is a winter game in this country, and we have seen some cracking matches - particularly Cup ties on pitches far worse than Crawley's. Perhaps we have spent a lot more money on ours than Orient or Crawley they have on theirs. Does that give us any right to look down on them when we are deep in financial sh1t? And how do you know the Football League are dragging their feet over our change of ownership? Do you know what the process involves or how long it normally takes? How do you justify calling them @rseholes? The Football League has a duty to protect the game in general and individual clubs from unsuitable or unscrupulous would be owners. I find it hard to see why you would object to that, even if you have done your own due diligence on "Jed" (as you like to call him, while referring to the man who saved our club with millions of pounds as "Black") and given him the green light to proceed. You keep tossing these hand grenades in and your only rationale seems to be tribal and selfish sour grapes.

Hi Den i think you are a bit hard on wiz but you do have a point.We have had one of the worst weather years on record, the farmers have not been able to get into the fields and will need aleast 6 dry weeks to get on them.I also feel that our groundsman is worth his weight in gold for the job he does.All though yesterdays game was not the best it got the players thinking and showed how some can play on any playing surface and others cant.On the take over i to am happy that the fl are taking their time as i have been told who afew of them are and if this is true i would question their value none are a Mr Black i can tell you that much. I see this mess as far from over i hope i am wrong totaly but as Pdc says on to the next game and thats all the players and fans can do and lets hope we sill have a club next season if not ill have to dust the golf clubs off .Life still goes on.

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stfclondon 9:02am Sun 3 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Who was the better team on the day?
Only sensible answers please and answer in no less than 20 words

As you lost 1-0 then Southend were probably the better team.

Go away now. Thanks.

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umpcah 9:02am Sun 3 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Just heard on sky sport news Pdc has just thrown in the towel and Tuesday will be his last game..... Gutted

What a wonderful sense of humour you haven`t got !

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Cookie43 9:07am Sun 3 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Just heard on sky sport news Pdc has just thrown in the towel and Tuesday will be his last game..... Gutted

Jesus Christ wishy washy you really are one hell of a sad act!!!
See you never took my advice and went out on a sat night instead staying in on other fans forums. What a pathetic excuse you are for a human being. You must live in a fantasy dream world I really would consider councilling and professional help before you become a danger not only to yourself but others. There must be some support groups you could try as you are delusional.
You know that in order to get better you must first except to yourself that you have a problem and you really do.
Sad sad sad pathetic idiot.

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stfc2012 9:21am Sun 3 Feb 13

Daily mirror suggests PDC for Huddersfield as second choice. Been suggested before and I think he'll take any Championship job and rightly so as he's earned a shot at a level up. He's being quiet now to not give the board anything to sack him with and avoid paying him off but if another job comes up I think he'll resign and take his full back room staff with him. His win percentage is excellent and although a bit of a risk - all new appointments carry a risk. He'd put extra bums on seats and add a bit of extra passion. Untenable he said.

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Chish and Fips 9:21am Sun 3 Feb 13

I'm not sure what this MM is trying to achieve, but replying is only giving him the weird kick he seems to crave, for his apparent disturbed state of mind.

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Mushymushy 9:23am Sun 3 Feb 13

What's up Cookie Monster did you get out of your cot the wrong side. Can you not take a joke.

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ciclosporindorset 9:26am Sun 3 Feb 13

I am sure most of us would like to think thatthe world is fair, honourable, on our side in the thingsthat matter to us. Reality of course isd that the normal order of things all change at the top level of any business ess and things are done with self interest at heart. This is especially so during an acquisition. Same goes for divorce. I t is an upsetting experience and worth remembering when wanting to take sides with one party or another. The thing to always remember is that life goes on!

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Chish and Fips 9:28am Sun 3 Feb 13

stfc2012 wrote…


Daily mirror suggests PDC for Huddersfield as second choice. Been suggested before and I think he'll take any Championship job and rightly so as he's earned a shot at a level up. He's being quiet now to not give the board anything to sack him with and avoid paying him off but if another job comes up I think he'll resign and take his full back room staff with him. His win percentage is excellent and although a bit of a risk - all new appointments carry a risk. He'd put extra bums on seats and add a bit of extra passion. Untenable he said.

As Umpcah said a lot depends on how things pan out with the takeover.

I'm not sure how or if 'Untenable' applies to the new board.

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stfc2012 9:44am Sun 3 Feb 13

New board want PDC out. It's obvious. PDC making it hard for them. No way this will all blow over and everyone be friends. He will bide his time and when the right move is there he will go unless sacked before. Board know they can't compete with him on popularity so not being able to talk at the moment suits them. PDC said enough in his statement so don't expect too much more in the next few days unless its to announce departure although I'd imagine this wont happen until we have the week with no fixtures.

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louiscassius 9:52am Sun 3 Feb 13

Rubbish....

Read this:

Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio said he was not immanently considering his future following his sides's 1-1 draw at Crawley.

The Italian had put his position in doubt the day before by issuing a statement criticising off-field events at the League One club.

Swindon avoided administration after agreeing a takeover by a local consortium earlier this week.

But because the deal has yet to be ratified, the Football League refused to let three players join and star winger Matt Ritchie to Bournemouth for £500,000 to raise funds.

When asked whether this would be the last interview he gave as Swindon chief the former West Ham ace replied: "I hope not. Tomorrow we work, Monday we work and Tuesday we play Colchester.

"We had a fantastic game, getting a good point, and had we won we would have been only two points away from the top two teams."

When pressed on whether he was immanently considering his future, Di Canio replied: "I'm focused on our next game."

Di Canio, who claimed in his statement on Friday that he felt his job "was not just impossible but untenable" refused to expand any further.

He added:"Today I'm not speaking about the statement. I'm only speaking

how proud I am of my players and how they came back."

A powerfully taken 59th minute penalty by substitute Adam Rooney extended the Robins unbeaten run to nine games after a spot kick by Billy Clarke had put Crawley ahead mid-way through the first half.

"This was a good point for us in another away game," the Italian added. "We had chances to win and came back strongly.It wasn't easy, my players game me everything and I'm more than pleased

I think your barking up the wrong tree....

I'm not saying he'll stay here till the end of his contract.

I am saying, he'll be here till the summer........

IMO

Louis :-)))

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The Jockster 9:56am Sun 3 Feb 13

Come off it guys Den wasn't so far off beam - there's guys saying we would have won the game on a better pitch so how come Orient won at our place on a near perfect pitch? Also this idealistic notion that all pitches should meet a certain standard criteria is farcical. If that was the case half the pitches in the lower leagues would be vetoed and some in the Prem. People need to think outside the box sometimes- doesn't geographical location play a part? I'll bet the south east gets more inches of rain per annum than the Swindon area most years and that's from just noting weather patterns. Yes measures can be taken to improve and protect playing surfaces but that costs money that smaller clubs don't have.
All Town fans are currently worked up about survival and rightly so but I'd bet a pound to a pinch of sh!t they'd all settle for a pudding of a pitch if it meant the club stayed in business.

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Lazaat 10:02am Sun 3 Feb 13

stfc2012 wrote…


New board want PDC out. It's obvious. PDC making it hard for them. No way this will all blow over and everyone be friends. He will bide his time and when the right move is there he will go unless sacked before. Board know they can't compete with him on popularity so not being able to talk at the moment suits them. PDC said enough in his statement so don't expect too much more in the next few days unless its to announce departure although I'd imagine this wont happen until we have the week with no fixtures.

First of all why is it obvious the new people want Paolo out? If true then why? And don't say it's because his salary is too high as I think the gates will drop if Paolo leaves. Everything is conjecture at the moment and if the new people are not allowed their say until ratification by the Football League then maybe it's best to adopt a wait and see policy?

Paolo has unfinished business at Swindon and will want to finish what he started (if possible) because that is the sort of guy he is, and if he resigns from a managers job every time there is board problem etc then he may as well forget about a future in Management, he is a very intelligent man and will realise this.

I think he is now waiting to see if the new people are approved and if so will the 3 players then join us next weekend? If the answer to these 2 questions is yes then why would he leave? He will then try and finish what he started and get us promoted into the Championship...I guess if he achieved that he would have a string of big clubs vying for his signature!

But if the new people are just chancers and they are not approved which means the 3 players will not be joining us...hence almost certain Administration; then he will quit and our season will be over and our long term future will be under severe threat!!! Fingers crossed or a good outcome next week.

Finally...please ignore that Poxford fool MM as some of you are just feeding him what he wants!

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super reds 10:08am Sun 3 Feb 13

The Jockster wrote…


Come off it guys Den wasn't so far off beam - there's guys saying we would have won the game on a better pitch so how come Orient won at our place on a near perfect pitch? Also this idealistic notion that all pitches should meet a certain standard criteria is farcical. If that was the case half the pitches in the lower leagues would be vetoed and some in the Prem. People need to think outside the box sometimes- doesn't geographical location play a part? I'll bet the south east gets more inches of rain per annum than the Swindon area most years and that's from just noting weather patterns. Yes measures can be taken to improve and protect playing surfaces but that costs money that smaller clubs don't have.
All Town fans are currently worked up about survival and rightly so but I'd bet a pound to a pinch of sh!t they'd all settle for a pudding of a pitch if it meant the club stayed in business.

Just a quick reply Jockster, Manchester gets more rain than anywhere down south yet Burys pitch is normally in reasonable condition, far better than that sh1te we played on yesterday

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LydiardRED67 10:13am Sun 3 Feb 13

jayden wrote…


Oi Den! wrote…


Wiz, there seems to be a touch of bitterness about many of your posts lately. Have you such a short memory that you don't remember the awful surface we had at the County Ground for many years? In any case, football is a winter game in this country, and we have seen some cracking matches - particularly Cup ties on pitches far worse than Crawley's. Perhaps we have spent a lot more money on ours than Orient or Crawley they have on theirs. Does that give us any right to look down on them when we are deep in financial sh1t? And how do you know the Football League are dragging their feet over our change of ownership? Do you know what the process involves or how long it normally takes? How do you justify calling them @rseholes? The Football League has a duty to protect the game in general and individual clubs from unsuitable or unscrupulous would be owners. I find it hard to see why you would object to that, even if you have done your own due diligence on "Jed" (as you like to call him, while referring to the man who saved our club with millions of pounds as "Black") and given him the green light to proceed. You keep tossing these hand grenades in and your only rationale seems to be tribal and selfish sour grapes.
Hi Den i think you are a bit hard on wiz but you do have a point.We have had one of the worst weather years on record, the farmers have not been able to get into the fields and will need aleast 6 dry weeks to get on them.I also feel that our groundsman is worth his weight in gold for the job he does.All though yesterdays game was not the best it got the players thinking and showed how some can play on any playing surface and others cant.On the take over i to am happy that the fl are taking their time as i have been told who afew of them are and if this is true i would question their value none are a Mr Black i can tell you that much. I see this mess as far from over i hope i am wrong totaly but as Pdc says on to the next game and thats all the players and fans can do and lets hope we sill have a club next season if not ill have to dust the golf clubs off .Life still goes on.

Just to balence things up I am with Den on this. I have no problem with people having an opinion and long may it contiunue with Wizard.

Personally I am only just becoming more active on this forum, mainly due to purchasing an ipad making posting easy but have been reading for a long time.

Wizards tone changed when the Di Canio debates were going on weeks ago.

His perogative though, just that Den recognised the chnange. Nothing more.

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louiscassius 10:24am Sun 3 Feb 13

Lazaat wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


New board want PDC out. It's obvious. PDC making it hard for them. No way this will all blow over and everyone be friends. He will bide his time and when the right move is there he will go unless sacked before. Board know they can't compete with him on popularity so not being able to talk at the moment suits them. PDC said enough in his statement so don't expect too much more in the next few days unless its to announce departure although I'd imagine this wont happen until we have the week with no fixtures.
First of all why is it obvious the new people want Paolo out? If true then why? And don't say it's because his salary is too high as I think the gates will drop if Paolo leaves. Everything is conjecture at the moment and if the new people are not allowed their say until ratification by the Football League then maybe it's best to adopt a wait and see policy?

Paolo has unfinished business at Swindon and will want to finish what he started (if possible) because that is the sort of guy he is, and if he resigns from a managers job every time there is board problem etc then he may as well forget about a future in Management, he is a very intelligent man and will realise this.

I think he is now waiting to see if the new people are approved and if so will the 3 players then join us next weekend? If the answer to these 2 questions is yes then why would he leave? He will then try and finish what he started and get us promoted into the Championship...I guess if he achieved that he would have a string of big clubs vying for his signature!

But if the new people are just chancers and they are not approved which means the 3 players will not be joining us...hence almost certain Administration; then he will quit and our season will be over and our long term future will be under severe threat!!! Fingers crossed or a good outcome next week.

Finally...please ignore that Poxford fool MM as some of you are just feeding him what he wants!

Good post Lazz.

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dazinblack 10:33am Sun 3 Feb 13

The Jockster wrote…


Come off it guys Den wasn't so far off beam - there's guys saying we would have won the game on a better pitch so how come Orient won at our place on a near perfect pitch? Also this idealistic notion that all pitches should meet a certain standard criteria is farcical. If that was the case half the pitches in the lower leagues would be vetoed and some in the Prem. People need to think outside the box sometimes- doesn't geographical location play a part? I'll bet the south east gets more inches of rain per annum than the Swindon area most years and that's from just noting weather patterns. Yes measures can be taken to improve and protect playing surfaces but that costs money that smaller clubs don't have. All Town fans are currently worked up about survival and rightly so but I'd bet a pound to a pinch of sh!t they'd all settle for a pudding of a pitch if it meant the club stayed in business.

I recall the days when the swindon pitch was a quagmire it was worth a goal to us!
That said the pitch yesterday was awful and whilst it is the same for both teams it is a leveller. Town were prevented from playing their passing game but did well under the circumstances.
Club survival is paramount and retention of PDC is crucial.
I was shocked about the club's position earlier this week going from one of the wealthiest clubs in the league to possible administration. A mate was talking to Nick watkins after the game yesterday and said be calm be patient club should be sold Tuesday its been a horrible week.
I had thought about throwing my season ticket on the pitch this coming saturday but then I remembered I'm Swindon tillI die!!!!!

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the don69 10:45am Sun 3 Feb 13

Black has now said he sanctioned the Ritchie sale,as I said Black is still in charge until the buyers are given clearance,they can't do nothing or say nothing until they have control,Black is so desperate to get out asap he will sell to anyone and is virtually giving our club away,so Paolo is left in limbo and feeling very let down,after speaking to one of our players yesterday after the match,he has told his players he is waiting to see how all this plays out before deciding his action,so Black has not caused a car crash,he has caused a multiple pile up and is the dangerous driver just wanting to race away at high speed!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Couchy125 10:52am Sun 3 Feb 13

Good morning all you swindle fans.sorry I couldn't post yesterday but was working. Anyway the cherries have taken your spot. Good win at mk dons don't you think. I must credit your mob with the draw. Happy days. Up the cherries.

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Chish and Fips 11:01am Sun 3 Feb 13

Couchy125 wrote…


Good morning all you swindle fans.sorry I couldn't post yesterday but was working. Anyway the cherries have taken your spot. Good win at mk dons don't you think. I must credit your mob with the draw. Happy days. Up the cherries.

Wasn't at MK - nor was you by the sound of it -so like you can't comment if it was a good win or not - the result suggest it was but hey ... make the most of our demise and don't fluff it with the promotion after all this.

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SAPFanSTFC 11:01am Sun 3 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Just heard on sky sport news Pdc has just thrown in the towel and Tuesday will be his last game..... Gutted

I've no idea who you are or quite what you think you're achieving but....well quite frankly....you're not!
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What sort of life do you lead so that you spend a greater portion of it posting absolute tosh on some other team's website.
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Go away and get a life saddo!

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bearwoodred 11:05am Sun 3 Feb 13

Couchy125 wrote…


Good morning all you swindle fans.sorry I couldn't post yesterday but was working. Anyway the cherries have taken your spot. Good win at mk dons don't you think. I must credit your mob with the draw. Happy days. Up the cherries.

were you working at one of you many OAP homes again or was it buy one purple rinse get one free at your salon? oh sorry you're a bingo caller! we're all over 60 we are Bournemouth we're all over 60.

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SAPFanSTFC 11:05am Sun 3 Feb 13

Chish and Fips wrote…


the wizard wrote…


Den, No I'm not exactly bitter but if we can make the effort then surely other clubs should have some sort of moral obligation to do the same. Yes I agree sometimes the weather has influence, so does drainage, so do covers, so why spend a fortune pro rata on a side of players that you hope will get you somewhere, when they can't play because of the pitch.

We are now in 2013, this isn't post war Britain recovering from WW2 anymore. In the day and age of soil specialists, grass land research and several durable grass's available, drainage experts etc, etc. Why should football as a whole suffer in this day and age when it can do so much better.

As goes the FL, just read back on my posts all through the sale etc and I have been saying it will take as long as it takes. As goes the rest of it, compered to many I have been quite understanding, but on the nonsense of cancelled games, sorry but I don't see some other clubs making any effort, and its time it was sorted in a more uniform manner. Things need to be put in place now on a time scale agreed by the clubs at their yearly meeting. If they can agree rules around the wage fix at 60 & 65% or what ever they should also be looking at maintain fixtures to avoid fixture congestion. Its all about commitment and how much you want to be in the FL. Those clubs that can't/won't reach a minimum standard should be relegated down to a level where they fit in. There will be a queue of others baying to take their place.
Excellent reply Wiz and some food for thought.

That pitch last night was a disgrace and had a negative effect on the game.

Totally agree on the pitch - a disaster zone and given a decent surface we'd comfortably win 8 or 9 out of every 10 games v that bunch.
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Absolutely awful surface and they should spend some of their copious funds on the surface....although it seems to suit their playing style.
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As per another post - Bury manage quite well so why Crawley can't I've no idea.

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SAPFanSTFC 11:08am Sun 3 Feb 13

Amazing how many of the doomster posts have come to light (not the wierd idiotic strangers).....I'll go back to the '3 Steps to Heaven'....Paolo isn't a quitter and will see the season out....whether he will stay or not will be down to the funding.

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Lazaat 11:10am Sun 3 Feb 13

the don69 wrote…


Black has now said he sanctioned the Ritchie sale,as I said Black is still in charge until the buyers are given clearance,they can't do nothing or say nothing until they have control,Black is so desperate to get out asap he will sell to anyone and is virtually giving our club away,so Paolo is left in limbo and feeling very let down,after speaking to one of our players yesterday after the match,he has told his players he is waiting to see how all this plays out before deciding his action,so Black has not caused a car crash,he has caused a multiple pile up and is the dangerous driver just wanting to race away at high speed!!!!!!!!!!!!

That makes sense Don for Paolo to wait and see what happens next week, exactly what I said in my earlier post.

As for Andrew Black, this is the guy who saved Swindon a few years ago and has spent millions of pounds of his own money which he has now written off!! It has been well documented that he has lost hundreds of millions of pounds due to share values falling on the stock market in this recession, and so he has decided he wants out. Yes the timing is not good and if he could have waited until the end of the season then sold his shares in the club he would of come out of this looking a lot better...and that chairman he appointed has done him no favours.

Bottom line is we are a club with average home gates of under 9k so long term viability means we should operate within our financial constraints, something we have not been doing for several seasons now. When I first started watching the Town we were a mid table division 3 team but regularly had 15k home attendances, and our first season in division 2 1970\1971 our average home gates were about 22,000 I think? The people who ran the club in those days never had the foresight or ambition to bicycle on that and move the club forward, in fact what they did was pass ownership of the CG to the local council!

Lets wait and see what next week brings, if Paolo stays then brilliant but if we do get promoted we need things to change to be able to stay in the championship, we need people who care about football and Swindon and a proper and viable long term financial plan or else it will be continual boom and bust lurching up and down the leagues with the threat of Administration always there...it shouldn't and needn't be this way!

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stfc2012 11:10am Sun 3 Feb 13

Lazaat wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


New board want PDC out. It's obvious. PDC making it hard for them. No way this will all blow over and everyone be friends. He will bide his time and when the right move is there he will go unless sacked before. Board know they can't compete with him on popularity so not being able to talk at the moment suits them. PDC said enough in his statement so don't expect too much more in the next few days unless its to announce departure although I'd imagine this wont happen until we have the week with no fixtures.
First of all why is it obvious the new people want Paolo out? If true then why? And don't say it's because his salary is too high as I think the gates will drop if Paolo leaves. Everything is conjecture at the moment and if the new people are not allowed their say until ratification by the Football League then maybe it's best to adopt a wait and see policy?

Paolo has unfinished business at Swindon and will want to finish what he started (if possible) because that is the sort of guy he is, and if he resigns from a managers job every time there is board problem etc then he may as well forget about a future in Management, he is a very intelligent man and will realise this.

I think he is now waiting to see if the new people are approved and if so will the 3 players then join us next weekend? If the answer to these 2 questions is yes then why would he leave? He will then try and finish what he started and get us promoted into the Championship...I guess if he achieved that he would have a string of big clubs vying for his signature!

But if the new people are just chancers and they are not approved which means the 3 players will not be joining us...hence almost certain Administration; then he will quit and our season will be over and our long term future will be under severe threat!!! Fingers crossed or a good outcome next week.

Finally...please ignore that Poxford fool MM as some of you are just feeding him what he wants!

PDC does cost a lot of money and is not easy to work with. Previous owners extremely rich but new ones won't have the cash that PDC is used to. I'd even suggest that the old board knew that having to wait for FL clearance would mean that these transfers would not go through which they may have hoped would force PDC in to quitting. Otherwise Black could have made these transfers then 'sold' the club a week after with everyone happy. No one wants to sack him as it involves a big pay-out. Through his statement he's already said Phil met with the new board and they lied to him. If they did not they will be furious and if they did it explains why he is furious - either way this is more than just a bit of a flare up between a board and its manager. It's a tactical battle getting the fans on his side and not being pushed out while the board try and appear like they want him to stay in order to not lose the fans.

The 'board problem' is a bit more than that and people won't look at that as though he jumps ship at the first sign of trouble. Of course he's here to try and win things but with such an uncertain future if someone comes in for him now it may be in his interest to take them up on it. PDC and Phil know exactly what they are doing. I don't know exactly what but they are both intelligent men and are playing with the hand they have been dealt.

I'm not anti the new board or pro PDC but passing comment on what appears to be happening and keeping an objective view-point.

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Lazaat 11:15am Sun 3 Feb 13

Bicycle??? Should be build...how that turned into bicycle I have no idea LOL

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SAPFanSTFC 11:16am Sun 3 Feb 13

louiscassius wrote…


Lazaat wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


New board want PDC out. It's obvious. PDC making it hard for them. No way this will all blow over and everyone be friends. He will bide his time and when the right move is there he will go unless sacked before. Board know they can't compete with him on popularity so not being able to talk at the moment suits them. PDC said enough in his statement so don't expect too much more in the next few days unless its to announce departure although I'd imagine this wont happen until we have the week with no fixtures.
First of all why is it obvious the new people want Paolo out? If true then why? And don't say it's because his salary is too high as I think the gates will drop if Paolo leaves. Everything is conjecture at the moment and if the new people are not allowed their say until ratification by the Football League then maybe it's best to adopt a wait and see policy?

Paolo has unfinished business at Swindon and will want to finish what he started (if possible) because that is the sort of guy he is, and if he resigns from a managers job every time there is board problem etc then he may as well forget about a future in Management, he is a very intelligent man and will realise this.

I think he is now waiting to see if the new people are approved and if so will the 3 players then join us next weekend? If the answer to these 2 questions is yes then why would he leave? He will then try and finish what he started and get us promoted into the Championship...I guess if he achieved that he would have a string of big clubs vying for his signature!

But if the new people are just chancers and they are not approved which means the 3 players will not be joining us...hence almost certain Administration; then he will quit and our season will be over and our long term future will be under severe threat!!! Fingers crossed or a good outcome next week.

Finally...please ignore that Poxford fool MM as some of you are just feeding him what he wants!
Good post Lazz.

Well done Lazz!....STFC2012 talks a lot of tripe at times and seems to think they're speaking on behalf of others...a pompous egotistical viewpoint is how another poster described them...I'm fast coming to the opinion (my own opinion though) that they were factually correct in their description.
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Actually, being honest I came to agree the moment they posted it but thought I'd just make something up as well.
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The statement:
"He will bide his time and when the right move is there he will go unless sacked before."
......that applies to every manager in the game doesn't it?....I'll bet a pound that he does decide to leave before he gets sacked....oh and that is Sir Alex I'm talking about....oh hang nope it's errr - well any of them.
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What tosh!

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super reds 11:28am Sun 3 Feb 13

Stfc2012 says 'Previous owners extremely rich but new ones won't have the cash that PDC is used to' Can you enlighten us all as to how you know this as all we know is Jed McCrory is fronting the consortium & no-one knows who the others are...just yet, for all you know it could be someone equally as rich as Black/Arbib

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Haydonender 11:42am Sun 3 Feb 13

Ok result yesterday, dire first half but better second and draw was fair. Might be a new start for Rooney, I had written him off after Macclesfield but with Martin going back, BWP in limbo and Storey injured, he is likely to get his chance.

Re PDC, I have almost come to accept the worst is going to happen. Ultimately he's always been out for himself and getting promotions on his CV (not a criticism) so if Huddersfield or anyone come in then I'm sure he'll be off. Otherwise I'm sure he'll hear the new owners out but if they don't have the money/ambition to back him then I would think he'll take the opportunity to leave with his reputation at a high point.

Interesting comments from Black on twitter too. Suggests more to the story so just hope that we finally get the truth and clear communication once sale goes through. Sick of the cloak and dagger BS of recent times

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Couchy125 11:43am Sun 3 Feb 13

bearwoodred wrote…


Couchy125 wrote…


Good morning all you swindle fans.sorry I couldn't post yesterday but was working. Anyway the cherries have taken your spot. Good win at mk dons don't you think. I must credit your mob with the draw. Happy days. Up the cherries.
were you working at one of you many OAP homes again or was it buy one purple rinse get one free at your salon? oh sorry you're a bingo caller! we're all over 60 we are Bournemouth we're all over 60.

Obviously you haven't been to bournemouth for a long time. And I haven't had the pleasure of going to Swindon for about 20 years. I used to enjoy the banter with the staff at the shell station by the ground. I used to deliver there every day. I really do hope we both get promoted. Good luck with your new board.

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swindonsquibz 11:54am Sun 3 Feb 13

Just read on sky sports news saying that Huddersfield are keeping an eye on Paolo to fill the vacant position there.

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eastern red 11:59am Sun 3 Feb 13

Couchy125 wrote…


bearwoodred wrote…


Couchy125 wrote…


Good morning all you swindle fans.sorry I couldn't post yesterday but was working. Anyway the cherries have taken your spot. Good win at mk dons don't you think. I must credit your mob with the draw. Happy days. Up the cherries.
were you working at one of you many OAP homes again or was it buy one purple rinse get one free at your salon? oh sorry you're a bingo caller! we're all over 60 we are Bournemouth we're all over 60.
Obviously you haven't been to bournemouth for a long time. And I haven't had the pleasure of going to Swindon for about 20 years. I used to enjoy the banter with the staff at the shell station by the ground. I used to deliver there every day. I really do hope we both get promoted. Good luck with your new board.

Crouchy, if the takeover goes through and we make the 3 signings then I think the 2 teams to go up automatically will be swindon and bournemouth ( di Canio or not). Will be watching to see how ritchie gets on, be warned he can have some very average games and shoots endlessly when a simple pass would be better, plus he is only good on decent surfaces and you don't get many of those in this league.

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jayden 12:01pm Sun 3 Feb 13

For those moaning about the pitch yesterday if all games were played on bowling greens then we might as well play the games on paper.I for one would rather watch a game like yesterday than any premier match anyday of the week.I thought it was great when the CT keeper lost his boot and expected the ref to stop the game ah "modern boots for you"

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EastleazeRed 12:17pm Sun 3 Feb 13

swindonsquibz wrote…


Just read on sky sports news saying that Huddersfield are keeping an eye on Paolo to fill the vacant position there.

where`s grayson gone then ?

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southside7 12:19pm Sun 3 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC wrote…


Chish and Fips wrote…


the wizard wrote…


Den, No I'm not exactly bitter but if we can make the effort then surely other clubs should have some sort of moral obligation to do the same. Yes I agree sometimes the weather has influence, so does drainage, so do covers, so why spend a fortune pro rata on a side of players that you hope will get you somewhere, when they can't play because of the pitch.

We are now in 2013, this isn't post war Britain recovering from WW2 anymore. In the day and age of soil specialists, grass land research and several durable grass's available, drainage experts etc, etc. Why should football as a whole suffer in this day and age when it can do so much better.

As goes the FL, just read back on my posts all through the sale etc and I have been saying it will take as long as it takes. As goes the rest of it, compered to many I have been quite understanding, but on the nonsense of cancelled games, sorry but I don't see some other clubs making any effort, and its time it was sorted in a more uniform manner. Things need to be put in place now on a time scale agreed by the clubs at their yearly meeting. If they can agree rules around the wage fix at 60 & 65% or what ever they should also be looking at maintain fixtures to avoid fixture congestion. Its all about commitment and how much you want to be in the FL. Those clubs that can't/won't reach a minimum standard should be relegated down to a level where they fit in. There will be a queue of others baying to take their place.
Excellent reply Wiz and some food for thought.

That pitch last night was a disgrace and had a negative effect on the game.
Totally agree on the pitch - a disaster zone and given a decent surface we'd comfortably win 8 or 9 out of every 10 games v that bunch.
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Absolutely awful surface and they should spend some of their copious funds on the surface....although it seems to suit their playing style.
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As per another post - Bury manage quite well so why Crawley can't I've no idea.

Agree. It makes you wonder if the poor pitch was part of the plan as they know have destructive we can be when we play it on the ground. It would be nice to have some sort of legislation for a minimum standard to avoid clubs doctoring their pitches, as cricket does so pevalently. How to enforce would be the issue though.
The frustrating thing was we were on TV and it would've been good to show the country our ability to play the beautiful game, but were denied by the Sunday League setup.

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London Red 12:19pm Sun 3 Feb 13

I never said we would have won had it been like the CG
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However as others have said it did prevent us from playing any sort of football in the centre - so basically took Ferry out the game
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The match was more suited to Navarro who could have simply sat in there and help Miller (who has improved a lot in this aspect) win the loose balls
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Rooney was fantastic yesterday as he simply put himself about and won balls up top!
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That is why we came back into it
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Williams never wins anything so not surprised there but both Collins (who is normally good at it) and Martin won nothing
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Don't agree prefer games like this - mic prefer games where teams look to play football which is why watching us at home under PdC has been a pleasure for 90% of the time - only the injury crisis saw us go long
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As for PdC he will not go Nywhere until the summer
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If he was quitting he would have done it when Wray left of on Wed/Thurs
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Why go elsewhere now - window is close and won't have a chance to stamp his mark
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If he is "just looking for a championship job" he is much better off finishing the season here
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Go up and his stock rises dramatically - don't go up and it was due to player sales and blokes incomings!
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As for new owners I personally think they have been as screwed as much as PdC with the sales but are powerless to do anything yet

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Couchy125 12:25pm Sun 3 Feb 13

eastern red wrote…


Couchy125 wrote…


bearwoodred wrote…


Couchy125 wrote…


Good morning all you swindle fans.sorry I couldn't post yesterday but was working. Anyway the cherries have taken your spot. Good win at mk dons don't you think. I must credit your mob with the draw. Happy days. Up the cherries.
were you working at one of you many OAP homes again or was it buy one purple rinse get one free at your salon? oh sorry you're a bingo caller! we're all over 60 we are Bournemouth we're all over 60.
Obviously you haven't been to bournemouth for a long time. And I haven't had the pleasure of going to Swindon for about 20 years. I used to enjoy the banter with the staff at the shell station by the ground. I used to deliver there every day. I really do hope we both get promoted. Good luck with your new board.
Crouchy, if the takeover goes through and we make the 3 signings then I think the 2 teams to go up automatically will be swindon and bournemouth ( di Canio or not). Will be watching to see how ritchie gets on, be warned he can have some very average games and shoots endlessly when a simple pass would be better, plus he is only good on decent surfaces and you don't get many of those in this league.

I would hope that mr Di Canio has taken time to read all the posts. If he has he won't be going anywhere. He is obviously well loved by all who go to the county ground. I hope for all of your fans that things get sorted ASAP. It would be great if both teams make the championship next season. And I think we would both hold our own.

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Chish and Fips 12:25pm Sun 3 Feb 13

EastleazeRed wrote…


swindonsquibz wrote…


Just read on sky sports news saying that Huddersfield are keeping an eye on Paolo to fill the vacant position there.
where`s grayson gone then ?

To the Jobcentre - was sacked last week

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LeGod 12:32pm Sun 3 Feb 13

All the sad Poxford scum coming on here trying to wind a few up i think they need to worry about their own team that is going nowwhere and something they wouldnt of told you is they have baliffs at their ground last week as they havent paid Kassam his rent for 3 months.

As for the Bournemouth fans coming on here they were cocky with saints fans when they were having a good season and then it blew up in their faces.

One player doesnt make it fall apart of all happen so they need to keep their mouth shut there is a long way to go yet and there will be freak results as all the top sides discovered yesterday and it will happen to all teams.

I still think Tranmere will fade away and cant see Brentford keeping it up either.

Bournemouth will lose a few as well they have some tough games in February.

As for us take draws away and win the home games we will be there or there abouts for automatic i think it has made the players more determined than ever and bear in mind yesterday we were playing on a really crap pitch was a disgrace plus 4 or 5 players had a virus.

PDC to stay until the summer at least and will go out on a high by getting us up to the next league.

As for the Pox fans they will just be a mid table team with Wilder and wont go anywhere. There crowds are going down and the squad is small.

They need to look over their shoulder as trouble is ahead for them and they can get as cocky as they like on here but we all know they are jealous of us always have been as their forum is constantly talking about us its their obsession and jealousy of a superior club.

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smirg kcab 12:34pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Chish and Fips wrote…


EastleazeRed wrote…


swindonsquibz wrote…


Just read on sky sports news saying that Huddersfield are keeping an eye on Paolo to fill the vacant position there.
where`s grayson gone then ?
To the Jobcentre - was sacked last week

Don't talk wet who would you want Adkins or di canio if you was director of udds?
No brainer for them Adkins every time.
Paolo is only good for us.
Onwards and upwards

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Another view 12:34pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Am I reading some of the most recent posts through rose tinted specs, or is there just a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel?

Nick Watkins saying that there might be positive news on Tuesday, and Paolo saying he might just wait and see how things pan out, sound very enouraging. His interview after the game showed a very mature attitude.

Lots of fingers crossed for the next week :-)

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stfc2012 12:35pm Sun 3 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC wrote…


louiscassius wrote…


Lazaat wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


New board want PDC out. It's obvious. PDC making it hard for them. No way this will all blow over and everyone be friends. He will bide his time and when the right move is there he will go unless sacked before. Board know they can't compete with him on popularity so not being able to talk at the moment suits them. PDC said enough in his statement so don't expect too much more in the next few days unless its to announce departure although I'd imagine this wont happen until we have the week with no fixtures.
First of all why is it obvious the new people want Paolo out? If true then why? And don't say it's because his salary is too high as I think the gates will drop if Paolo leaves. Everything is conjecture at the moment and if the new people are not allowed their say until ratification by the Football League then maybe it's best to adopt a wait and see policy?

Paolo has unfinished business at Swindon and will want to finish what he started (if possible) because that is the sort of guy he is, and if he resigns from a managers job every time there is board problem etc then he may as well forget about a future in Management, he is a very intelligent man and will realise this.

I think he is now waiting to see if the new people are approved and if so will the 3 players then join us next weekend? If the answer to these 2 questions is yes then why would he leave? He will then try and finish what he started and get us promoted into the Championship...I guess if he achieved that he would have a string of big clubs vying for his signature!

But if the new people are just chancers and they are not approved which means the 3 players will not be joining us...hence almost certain Administration; then he will quit and our season will be over and our long term future will be under severe threat!!! Fingers crossed or a good outcome next week.

Finally...please ignore that Poxford fool MM as some of you are just feeding him what he wants!
Good post Lazz.
Well done Lazz!....STFC2012 talks a lot of tripe at times and seems to think they're speaking on behalf of others...a pompous egotistical viewpoint is how another poster described them...I'm fast coming to the opinion (my own opinion though) that they were factually correct in their description.
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Actually, being honest I came to agree the moment they posted it but thought I'd just make something up as well.
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The statement:
"He will bide his time and when the right move is there he will go unless sacked before."
......that applies to every manager in the game doesn't it?....I'll bet a pound that he does decide to leave before he gets sacked....oh and that is Sir Alex I'm talking about....oh hang nope it's errr - well any of them.
....
What tosh!

This is extremely funny. To be accused of talking tripe amidst the foul language and knee jerk reaction that frequents this board. I do not know when I suggested I was a spokesperson for anyone other than myself so I think that is just you. I am giving my opinion on how I see the current situation. I have not presented anything as fact and I do not suggest I am 'in the know'. It seems if you can string 2 coherent sentences together, don't agree with the mouthy frequent posters and have a more dynamic way of thinking other than knee jerk you are in danger of being dubbed 'egotistical' and 'pompous'. I'd rather that than the same old 'heart on your sleeve but not much more' nonsense that is spouted.

And I think you'll find most managers under pressure are sacked before they move on or are forced in to saying it was a mutual agreement. My point is wasted on you. PDC will now be more active and more open to other positions that previously may not have been of interest to him. A big move yes but a sideways move would not have been considered until now. With the board not able to pay him off this is pretty clearly a game of cat and mouse. Make things difficult and force him to resign. He used words such as 'untenable' which he may now well regret as he is still here (for now). While currently making it clear to all and sundry he is ready to 'move on' those clubs potentially interested just need to give Phil a call. You don't accuse a new board of going behind your back if you plan on building a new relationship with them and you don't go behind your manager's back if you are planning to start a relationship with him. It's all politics now and both sides are essentially kissing babies trying to keep the fans on their side. PDC is firmly going to win this race as the others cannot really talk at present. Why else would he release the statement - he could have just had a wait and see policy rather than teasing he may leave to alert other clubs and win the fans over. He could have said ' I did not want to sell Matt Richie and did not sanction the sale'. That would have been enough and said a lot more with fewer words. We know no more from his long statement than we would have with the one above. If anything it has just confused everyone further and prompted the inevitable barrage of questions aimed at him which he now wishes not to answer.

In terms of the new board, I find it hard to believe they will be any where near as wealthy as the last board and even if they did have lots of money they should have learned by the previous example that throwing money around doesn't always give you what you want unless they want a mess like this. It's hard for a board to please fans. Look after the pennies and they are seen as unambitious but in contrast if they throw it around then usually it doesn't benefit the club in the long term. The new board will hopefully look at the income and try and stick within the wage budget and develop from the ground up with sensible salaries for players.

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SAPFanSTFC 12:46pm Sun 3 Feb 13

jayden wrote…


For those moaning about the pitch yesterday if all games were played on bowling greens then we might as well play the games on paper.I for one would rather watch a game like yesterday than any premier match anyday of the week.I thought it was great when the CT keeper lost his boot and expected the ref to stop the game ah "modern boots for you"

No-one is denying we'd rather watch STFC as opposed to Premier League stuff but no-one can justify a pitch that was more worthy of a 1970s giant killing non-league ground.
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It was shameful in the least - I know we're lucky to have great groundsman and excellent drainage but surely Crawley with all their money could have laid a few drainage pipes leading out into the dead ground behind their smaller side-stand....there'
s a big enough hole for the water!....mid you they spend so much on footballs that go over there they have to be rich! :-)

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Lazaat 12:53pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Couchy125 wrote…


eastern red wrote…


Couchy125 wrote…


bearwoodred wrote…


Couchy125 wrote…


Good morning all you swindle fans.sorry I couldn't post yesterday but was working. Anyway the cherries have taken your spot. Good win at mk dons don't you think. I must credit your mob with the draw. Happy days. Up the cherries.
were you working at one of you many OAP homes again or was it buy one purple rinse get one free at your salon? oh sorry you're a bingo caller! we're all over 60 we are Bournemouth we're all over 60.
Obviously you haven't been to bournemouth for a long time. And I haven't had the pleasure of going to Swindon for about 20 years. I used to enjoy the banter with the staff at the shell station by the ground. I used to deliver there every day. I really do hope we both get promoted. Good luck with your new board.
Crouchy, if the takeover goes through and we make the 3 signings then I think the 2 teams to go up automatically will be swindon and bournemouth ( di Canio or not). Will be watching to see how ritchie gets on, be warned he can have some very average games and shoots endlessly when a simple pass would be better, plus he is only good on decent surfaces and you don't get many of those in this league.
I would hope that mr Di Canio has taken time to read all the posts. If he has he won't be going anywhere. He is obviously well loved by all who go to the county ground. I hope for all of your fans that things get sorted ASAP. It would be great if both teams make the championship next season. And I think we would both hold our own.

Nice to have a sensible opposing fan post on here? It's the Trolls and Poxford scum I loathe!

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SAPFanSTFC 12:54pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Another view wrote…


Am I reading some of the most recent posts through rose tinted specs, or is there just a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel?

Nick Watkins saying that there might be positive news on Tuesday, and Paolo saying he might just wait and see how things pan out, sound very enouraging. His interview after the game showed a very mature attitude.

Lots of fingers crossed for the next week :-)

:-)
Isn't it funny the way the media no say he hasn't made his mind up, yet they quote him from his interview when he said "I made my decision yesterday and now I'm focusing on the football match today and on Tuesday!...."....doe
sn't that tell us that he is sitting tight until he knows who the new owners are, what they have to offer and will they support him.
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As many of us have pointed out - he's on a no-lose scenario for the season now....why would he jump ship to another club after the transfer window has closed unless he really dislikes the new set-up.....and why would they get rid of the one figure head who has galvanised the whole of STFC.
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At least he'll get his loans through once the sale is confirmed and then we'll have a squad that can see us through to the end of the season.....barring any disasters for Fodders.

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swindonsquibz 1:00pm Sun 3 Feb 13

EastleazeRed wrote…


swindonsquibz wrote…


Just read on sky sports news saying that Huddersfield are keeping an eye on Paolo to fill the vacant position there.
where`s grayson gone then ?

They sacked him bout two weeks ago

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Mushymushy 1:03pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Omg just heard someone in the savoy saying Pdc has quit is it true.

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burley01rs 1:20pm Sun 3 Feb 13

I always wanted to get to Wembley via the play offs.

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smirg kcab 1:25pm Sun 3 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC wrote…


jayden wrote…


For those moaning about the pitch yesterday if all games were played on bowling greens then we might as well play the games on paper.I for one would rather watch a game like yesterday than any premier match anyday of the week.I thought it was great when the CT keeper lost his boot and expected the ref to stop the game ah "modern boots for you"
No-one is denying we'd rather watch STFC as opposed to Premier League stuff but no-one can justify a pitch that was more worthy of a 1970s giant killing non-league ground.
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It was shameful in the least - I know we're lucky to have great groundsman and excellent drainage but surely Crawley with all their money could have laid a few drainage pipes leading out into the dead ground behind their smaller side-stand....there'

s a big enough hole for the water!....mid you they spend so much on footballs that go over there they have to be rich! :-)

SaPf
I think the pitch looked good compared to the tranny which we will have to visit. God that do look shocking.
Onwards and upwards
Well done Rooney, but still don't get this willo is a good player, yet again missed a sitter with his head. At least Rooney made the keeper work hard in fact very very hard with a fab save.

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Oldhamred 1:28pm Sun 3 Feb 13

As I understand it PDC is under contract with the CURRENT owners of STFC which is ultimately Andrew Black.

If Paolo has claimed his position is "UNTENABLE" then surely that only applies whilst the current board is in place.

Once the new owners take up ownership, whoever they are his position would once again become "TENABLE".

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smirg kcab 1:31pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


Omg just heard someone in the savoy saying Pdc has quit is it true.

Was you the worm or maggot in the savoy?.
You shouldn't be talking to cabbages.
Sarfend 1 killers/fiddlers 0
Up up and away

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the wizard 1:36pm Sun 3 Feb 13

The Jockster wrote…


Come off it guys Den wasn't so far off beam - there's guys saying we would have won the game on a better pitch so how come Orient won at our place on a near perfect pitch? Also this idealistic notion that all pitches should meet a certain standard criteria is farcical. If that was the case half the pitches in the lower leagues would be vetoed and some in the Prem. People need to think outside the box sometimes- doesn't geographical location play a part? I'll bet the south east gets more inches of rain per annum than the Swindon area most years and that's from just noting weather patterns. Yes measures can be taken to improve and protect playing surfaces but that costs money that smaller clubs don't have.
All Town fans are currently worked up about survival and rightly so but I'd bet a pound to a pinch of sh!t they'd all settle for a pudding of a pitch if it meant the club stayed in business.

Just so you don't get the wrong view Jock.

Yes, survival of the club is paramount and always will be.

No, in this day and age all clubs no matter where their location, should be in the position where they can provide a "decent playing" surface. As said previously by another poster Bury in the Greater Manchester area where they suffer more rainfall than elsewhere in the UK, even Fleetwood last week, can do so then why not others. We are in 2013, and the technology is there. If clubs aspire to the dizzy heights on the top 4 divisions of English football then surely if the stands and so on have to be of a standard then just as importantly so should the pitch.
This is a matter of getting your house in order. Why spend a fortune( pro rata) on players and promotions to get into the league when your pitch is a tip, it doesn't make sense. The result is not only boring football on a sand pit, but also fixture congestion, which really is my main concern. Good clubs try to make the effort, the cowboy element who are not serious about progression it seems don't see it as a priority when it should be. It kills the game and the supporters chances of seeing decent games where players can use their skills, and provide the viewing public with something decent as opposed to something woeful. Its a point of view, but I do think some clubs need to revise their policy on grounds men and the like. Cassidy is brilliant, as are the gang of supporter/volunteers that help him. They are often our twelfth man in providing an excellent surface on which the game is played, and long may they continue to do so.
Some clubs it seems have done little or nothing as they are not prepared to spend the money, cancelled games stops cash flow so how short sighted are they.

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Davidsyrett 1:42pm Sun 3 Feb 13

stfc2012 wrote…


SAPFanSTFC wrote…


louiscassius wrote…


Lazaat wrote…


stfc2012 wrote…


New board want PDC out. It's obvious. PDC making it hard for them. No way this will all blow over and everyone be friends. He will bide his time and when the right move is there he will go unless sacked before. Board know they can't compete with him on popularity so not being able to talk at the moment suits them. PDC said enough in his statement so don't expect too much more in the next few days unless its to announce departure although I'd imagine this wont happen until we have the week with no fixtures.
First of all why is it obvious the new people want Paolo out? If true then why? And don't say it's because his salary is too high as I think the gates will drop if Paolo leaves. Everything is conjecture at the moment and if the new people are not allowed their say until ratification by the Football League then maybe it's best to adopt a wait and see policy?

Paolo has unfinished business at Swindon and will want to finish what he started (if possible) because that is the sort of guy he is, and if he resigns from a managers job every time there is board problem etc then he may as well forget about a future in Management, he is a very intelligent man and will realise this.

I think he is now waiting to see if the new people are approved and if so will the 3 players then join us next weekend? If the answer to these 2 questions is yes then why would he leave? He will then try and finish what he started and get us promoted into the Championship...I guess if he achieved that he would have a string of big clubs vying for his signature!

But if the new people are just chancers and they are not approved which means the 3 players will not be joining us...hence almost certain Administration; then he will quit and our season will be over and our long term future will be under severe threat!!! Fingers crossed or a good outcome next week.

Finally...please ignore that Poxford fool MM as some of you are just feeding him what he wants!
Good post Lazz.
Well done Lazz!....STFC2012 talks a lot of tripe at times and seems to think they're speaking on behalf of others...a pompous egotistical viewpoint is how another poster described them...I'm fast coming to the opinion (my own opinion though) that they were factually correct in their description.
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Actually, being honest I came to agree the moment they posted it but thought I'd just make something up as well.
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The statement:
"He will bide his time and when the right move is there he will go unless sacked before."
......that applies to every manager in the game doesn't it?....I'll bet a pound that he does decide to leave before he gets sacked....oh and that is Sir Alex I'm talking about....oh hang nope it's errr - well any of them.
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What tosh!
This is extremely funny. To be accused of talking tripe amidst the foul language and knee jerk reaction that frequents this board. I do not know when I suggested I was a spokesperson for anyone other than myself so I think that is just you. I am giving my opinion on how I see the current situation. I have not presented anything as fact and I do not suggest I am 'in the know'. It seems if you can string 2 coherent sentences together, don't agree with the mouthy frequent posters and have a more dynamic way of thinking other than knee jerk you are in danger of being dubbed 'egotistical' and 'pompous'. I'd rather that than the same old 'heart on your sleeve but not much more' nonsense that is spouted.

And I think you'll find most managers under pressure are sacked before they move on or are forced in to saying it was a mutual agreement. My point is wasted on you. PDC will now be more active and more open to other positions that previously may not have been of interest to him. A big move yes but a sideways move would not have been considered until now. With the board not able to pay him off this is pretty clearly a game of cat and mouse. Make things difficult and force him to resign. He used words such as 'untenable' which he may now well regret as he is still here (for now). While currently making it clear to all and sundry he is ready to 'move on' those clubs potentially interested just need to give Phil a call. You don't accuse a new board of going behind your back if you plan on building a new relationship with them and you don't go behind your manager's back if you are planning to start a relationship with him. It's all politics now and both sides are essentially kissing babies trying to keep the fans on their side. PDC is firmly going to win this race as the others cannot really talk at present. Why else would he release the statement - he could have just had a wait and see policy rather than teasing he may leave to alert other clubs and win the fans over. He could have said ' I did not want to sell Matt Richie and did not sanction the sale'. That would have been enough and said a lot more with fewer words. We know no more from his long statement than we would have with the one above. If anything it has just confused everyone further and prompted the inevitable barrage of questions aimed at him which he now wishes not to answer.

In terms of the new board, I find it hard to believe they will be any where near as wealthy as the last board and even if they did have lots of money they should have learned by the previous example that throwing money around doesn't always give you what you want unless they want a mess like this. It's hard for a board to please fans. Look after the pennies and they are seen as unambitious but in contrast if they throw it around then usually it doesn't benefit the club in the long term. The new board will hopefully look at the income and try and stick within the wage budget and develop from the ground up with sensible salaries for players.

Have to agree with some of the this. The new board will have to cut some of the losses this club is making each month. I wonder how much PdC is on a month? they might see that as a quick saving. I get the feeling that they will want to balance the books sooner rather than later.

As for the attendances being affected by PdC going, I doubt it. There's nearly 5500 season ticket holders and probably 2000 pay on the days, the majority will be there, The attendances this season are level with our last season in div 1, so PDC has not made any real difference to the gates, and we are having a successful season this time around.

We will find out in the next couple of weeks how this is going to play out, for a start, we will see if the 3 new loanees come in, if they do I have a feeling PdC will stay to the end of the season, if not he will probably walk.

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Davidsyrett 1:45pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Oldhamred wrote…


As I understand it PDC is under contract with the CURRENT owners of STFC which is ultimately Andrew Black.

If Paolo has claimed his position is "UNTENABLE" then surely that only applies whilst the current board is in place.

Once the new owners take up ownership, whoever they are his position would once again become "TENABLE".

I think your find we have no current owners, AB has left the ship. I doubt whether that has any effect on contracts otherwise all the players would be the same!

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Lazaat 1:46pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Oldhamred wrote…


As I understand it PDC is under contract with the CURRENT owners of STFC which is ultimately Andrew Black.

If Paolo has claimed his position is "UNTENABLE" then surely that only applies whilst the current board is in place.

Once the new owners take up ownership, whoever they are his position would once again become "TENABLE".

Paolo's contract of employment will be with the company 'Swindon Town FC' or whatever the official company name is and not the owner or owners! There is a legal difference (LR as an accountant should back me up un this) or else all the employees including players would be free agents and be out of contracts...which isn't the case!

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LeGod 1:53pm Sun 3 Feb 13

mushymushy - F**k Off back to Blackird Leys where all the Poxford scum come from.

Your an absolute W****R of a T**T.

Pay off the Baliffs that turned up again at your 3 sided ground for the rent on the Kassam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!

W****R

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Cookie43 1:57pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Mushymushy wrote…


What's up Cookie Monster did you get out of your cot the wrong side. Can you not take a joke.

Ha ha Cookie Monster did u think that up all by yourself or did mummy help you
I have never heard that one before
You really are a sad act wishy washy
Like I said Samaritans can help a sad lonly person like yoursel

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the wizard 2:10pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Changing the subject somewhat, I hear that Rooney has improved quite a bit, does anyone see him as a rising star if he is with us next season, after a pre season with us in Italy ?

And before anyone asks the question , yes our manager will be here if treated correctly and with respect by the new owners. I do think both he and Phil Spencer need to sit down with the new guys and be more realistic with budgets etc so we don't all go through this "horibilis" again. thats not a swipe or cheap remark, but we need some tight guidelines that safe guard the club, management and players. Constructive budgets for next season need to be put in place before the end of April at the latest so floundering mid season doesn't happen again.

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burley01rs 2:25pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Who is paying for PDCs coaching team. He has responsibility for them.

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Steve. Brentford 2:33pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Chish and Fips wrote…


EastleazeRed wrote…


swindonsquibz wrote…


Just read on sky sports news saying that Huddersfield are keeping an eye on Paolo to fill the vacant position there.
where`s grayson gone then ?
To the Jobcentre - was sacked last week

Larry Grayson was told to "shut that door" as he left the udders.

Crap Pitch yesterday i agree but after supporting Swindon for so long especially around the Macari era it wasn't a surprise i have been around the country supporting us and believe me i have witnessed much worse and many times,don't buy into the Crawley hasn't tried or that they may of planned it to be this way,they have had to postpone other matches prior to our visit but i would of thought that they were fully aware how to use it to there advantage,who wouldn't?
Lastly just because one part of the country receives more rain/floods etc doesn't mean anything,lots of reason`s like the type of grass,the water table and even the angle that that pitch sits may affect how and why some pitches are better than others and lets not forget Crawley are only in there second season in the football league so could possibly of neglected the costs of a top quality pitch/groundsman and concentrated more on players etc.

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stfc2012 2:51pm Sun 3 Feb 13

burley01rs wrote…


Who is paying for PDCs coaching team. He has responsibility for them.

The club like any other staff at any other club I would imagine.

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LeGod 2:54pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Cant see Paolo going up north i think he will stay in the south his daughters at Southampton university and he will go to a london club if any if you ask me.

Lets hope this fiasco gets sorted out next week and everyone pulls together the board-fans-players and we got what we deserve and what Paolo and the players deserve after all their hard work promotion to the championship.

Onwards and upwards for all of us.

I truly hope this new lot coming in are honourable people weve had enough dodgy people and mismanagement of our club over the years and we as fans deserve some stability in our club we can keep going along like a yo yo as it seems every 3-5 years something blows up in our faces.
I seriously believe we will get treated like Luton if we ever go into A again who i think had something like 32 points deducted and Leeds were 21 points i think. But we cant think like that as we have to believe the FL will sanction everything this week for the new consortium. My only worry is who they are and are they honourable.
I would imagine they have been looking at all the things written on here but when you have been kept in the dark like us and the way we and the players and manager have been treated what do they expect with some of the comments.
Black has alot to answer for for what he has done in the last few weeks as much as he has backed the club up to then and we should have been made aware alot soooner of what was going on. But the current silence now is eerie to say the least.

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Steve. Brentford 2:56pm Sun 3 Feb 13

the wizard wrote…


Changing the subject somewhat, I hear that Rooney has improved quite a bit, does anyone see him as a rising star if he is with us next season, after a pre season with us in Italy ?

And before anyone asks the question , yes our manager will be here if treated correctly and with respect by the new owners. I do think both he and Phil Spencer need to sit down with the new guys and be more realistic with budgets etc so we don't all go through this "horibilis" again. thats not a swipe or cheap remark, but we need some tight guidelines that safe guard the club, management and players. Constructive budgets for next season need to be put in place before the end of April at the latest so floundering mid season doesn't happen again.

Decent post Wiz however not you,me or even nostradamus can say that Paolo will leave or stay,the reason being is none of us know the full goings on at the club, of course we can speculate,so the part of your post that says "and if anyone asks the question" and you then go on to answer is a little presumptuous to say the least.

PS bloody cold in the wind yesterday in Crawley,i found myself at times in the first half wishing id stayed at home and watched it on Sky.

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the wizard 3:05pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford wrote…


Chish and Fips wrote…


EastleazeRed wrote…


swindonsquibz wrote…


Just read on sky sports news saying that Huddersfield are keeping an eye on Paolo to fill the vacant position there.
where`s grayson gone then ?
To the Jobcentre - was sacked last week
Larry Grayson was told to "shut that door" as he left the udders.

Crap Pitch yesterday i agree but after supporting Swindon for so long especially around the Macari era it wasn't a surprise i have been around the country supporting us and believe me i have witnessed much worse and many times,don't buy into the Crawley hasn't tried or that they may of planned it to be this way,they have had to postpone other matches prior to our visit but i would of thought that they were fully aware how to use it to there advantage,who wouldn't?
Lastly just because one part of the country receives more rain/floods etc doesn't mean anything,lots of reason`s like the type of grass,the water table and even the angle that that pitch sits may affect how and why some pitches are better than others and lets not forget Crawley are only in there second season in the football league so could possibly of neglected the costs of a top quality pitch/groundsman and concentrated more on players etc.

Steve, I agree with a lot of what you are saying , but my point is clubs like Crawley are causing fixture congestion, not only for themselves but others. As goes to them being in their second season, agreed, but the FL should now revise their viewpoint and as well as the rest of the ground meeting a set down criteria, so must the pitch. Drainage should be paramount and a preferred standard of soil and sub strata and a certain turf/grass should also be in place. All this fixture congestion does nothing for the cash flow of clubs as postponed games then played on a Tuesday night brings in less revenue and so a viscous circle of funding starts. In this day and age when the weather has always been as it is in this country and now with the global warming issues and changing weather patterns absolutely highlight the reason as to why things need to be put in place before the problem gets worse which it will. I'm not having a "pop at Crawley" or any other club, but remember Stockport and few seasons back when the mud pile caused the game to be cancelled just before kick-off after the traveling supporters, us, had arrived. Yes I know they ground share with a rugby league side, so even greater reason for finite pitch care.
We are in 2013 and its time some clubs woke up and did something constructive for the greater good. They spend of players willingly, how about spending on the pitch to realise the best from those players.

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LydiardRED67 3:12pm Sun 3 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC wrote…


jayden wrote…


For those moaning about the pitch yesterday if all games were played on bowling greens then we might as well play the games on paper.I for one would rather watch a game like yesterday than any premier match anyday of the week.I thought it was great when the CT keeper lost his boot and expected the ref to stop the game ah "modern boots for you"
No-one is denying we'd rather watch STFC as opposed to Premier League stuff but no-one can justify a pitch that was more worthy of a 1970s giant killing non-league ground.
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It was shameful in the least - I know we're lucky to have great groundsman and excellent drainage but surely Crawley with all their money could have laid a few drainage pipes leading out into the dead ground behind their smaller side-stand....there'

s a big enough hole for the water!....mid you they spend so much on footballs that go over there they have to be rich! :-)

I don't think anyone can argue that the pitch was awful, but can we consider Crawley's position here.

If it were at any other time, they probably would have postponed it as the conditions didn't exactly favour them either.

Add to that the Sky billing and their three weeks lay off and they had a lot to lose.

Plus, as I recall last year when we played on wet pitches following snow, it affected ours for the league run in.

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Oldhamred 3:14pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Lazaat wrote…


Oldhamred wrote…


As I understand it PDC is under contract with the CURRENT owners of STFC which is ultimately Andrew Black.

If Paolo has claimed his position is "UNTENABLE" then surely that only applies whilst the current board is in place.

Once the new owners take up ownership, whoever they are his position would once again become "TENABLE".
Paolo's contract of employment will be with the company 'Swindon Town FC' or whatever the official company name is and not the owner or owners! There is a legal difference (LR as an accountant should back me up un this) or else all the employees including players would be free agents and be out of contracts...which isn't the case!

I understand that there would be a legal difference between STFC and A Black (Not sure why you need to have back up from LR on this?).

I'm not trying to make a legal point but rather how Paolo would view his position, tenable or not, once the new regime is in place.

I'm quite sure that nobody really gives a stuff who "owns" STFC providing it is on a sound financial footing and is looking to move forward in its development both on and off the pitch.

That sentiment will apply to PDC.

So once the new owners are installed and the necessary discussions have taken place, if Paolo is happy with what he is being told then his position will once again become tenable.

Quite simple really.

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the don69 3:40pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford wrote…


the wizard wrote…


Changing the subject somewhat, I hear that Rooney has improved quite a bit, does anyone see him as a rising star if he is with us next season, after a pre season with us in Italy ?

And before anyone asks the question , yes our manager will be here if treated correctly and with respect by the new owners. I do think both he and Phil Spencer need to sit down with the new guys and be more realistic with budgets etc so we don't all go through this "horibilis" again. thats not a swipe or cheap remark, but we need some tight guidelines that safe guard the club, management and players. Constructive budgets for next season need to be put in place before the end of April at the latest so floundering mid season doesn't happen again.
Decent post Wiz however not you,me or even nostradamus can say that Paolo will leave or stay,the reason being is none of us know the full goings on at the club, of course we can speculate,so the part of your post that says "and if anyone asks the question" and you then go on to answer is a little presumptuous to say the least.

PS bloody cold in the wind yesterday in Crawley,i found myself at times in the first half wishing id stayed at home and watched it on Sky.

Bloody Cold Steve?thought you were a tough Builder?you should be there with your short sleeved Town shirt on!LOL!!!!!

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the wizard 3:44pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford wrote…


the wizard wrote…


Changing the subject somewhat, I hear that Rooney has improved quite a bit, does anyone see him as a rising star if he is with us next season, after a pre season with us in Italy ?

And before anyone asks the question , yes our manager will be here if treated correctly and with respect by the new owners. I do think both he and Phil Spencer need to sit down with the new guys and be more realistic with budgets etc so we don't all go through this "horibilis" again. thats not a swipe or cheap remark, but we need some tight guidelines that safe guard the club, management and players. Constructive budgets for next season need to be put in place before the end of April at the latest so floundering mid season doesn't happen again.
Decent post Wiz however not you,me or even nostradamus can say that Paolo will leave or stay,the reason being is none of us know the full goings on at the club, of course we can speculate,so the part of your post that says "and if anyone asks the question" and you then go on to answer is a little presumptuous to say the least.

PS bloody cold in the wind yesterday in Crawley,i found myself at times in the first half wishing id stayed at home and watched it on Sky.

Steve, I was trying to be positive and look forward in a positive light. If budgets are set in plenty of time, we can start to adjust our outgoings especially on wages for new additions before we recruit them. I know LR will have a view on budgets and income etc but we cannot go on like this. If our new owners are able to do a cash injection as was suggested of around £3M then fine, but that too will run out at some point if things aren't sorted soon. I want this club to be successful and I want us to retain our manager, even if he is as crazy as a box of frogs, at least we know that. I'm quite prepared to put up with him berating players if that is what it takes. He is his own man and not a puppet like others.

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LydiardRED67 3:57pm Sun 3 Feb 13

the wizard wrote…


Steve. Brentford wrote…


the wizard wrote…


Changing the subject somewhat, I hear that Rooney has improved quite a bit, does anyone see him as a rising star if he is with us next season, after a pre season with us in Italy ?

And before anyone asks the question , yes our manager will be here if treated correctly and with respect by the new owners. I do think both he and Phil Spencer need to sit down with the new guys and be more realistic with budgets etc so we don't all go through this "horibilis" again. thats not a swipe or cheap remark, but we need some tight guidelines that safe guard the club, management and players. Constructive budgets for next season need to be put in place before the end of April at the latest so floundering mid season doesn't happen again.
Decent post Wiz however not you,me or even nostradamus can say that Paolo will leave or stay,the reason being is none of us know the full goings on at the club, of course we can speculate,so the part of your post that says "and if anyone asks the question" and you then go on to answer is a little presumptuous to say the least.

PS bloody cold in the wind yesterday in Crawley,i found myself at times in the first half wishing id stayed at home and watched it on Sky.
Steve, I was trying to be positive and look forward in a positive light. If budgets are set in plenty of time, we can start to adjust our outgoings especially on wages for new additions before we recruit them. I know LR will have a view on budgets and income etc but we cannot go on like this. If our new owners are able to do a cash injection as was suggested of around £3M then fine, but that too will run out at some point if things aren't sorted soon. I want this club to be successful and I want us to retain our manager, even if he is as crazy as a box of frogs, at least we know that. I'm quite prepared to put up with him berating players if that is what it takes. He is his own man and not a puppet like others.

Lots of ifs and buts i know but if it was the new board that sanctioned the three loans then cost cutting can't be that much of a priority for them. BWP was on an alleged £10k per week and we would have to pay at least half of that.

That is of course if thy sanctioned them.

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Steve. Brentford 4:04pm Sun 3 Feb 13

the don69 wrote…


Steve. Brentford wrote…


the wizard wrote…


Changing the subject somewhat, I hear that Rooney has improved quite a bit, does anyone see him as a rising star if he is with us next season, after a pre season with us in Italy ?

And before anyone asks the question , yes our manager will be here if treated correctly and with respect by the new owners. I do think both he and Phil Spencer need to sit down with the new guys and be more realistic with budgets etc so we don't all go through this "horibilis" again. thats not a swipe or cheap remark, but we need some tight guidelines that safe guard the club, management and players. Constructive budgets for next season need to be put in place before the end of April at the latest so floundering mid season doesn't happen again.
Decent post Wiz however not you,me or even nostradamus can say that Paolo will leave or stay,the reason being is none of us know the full goings on at the club, of course we can speculate,so the part of your post that says "and if anyone asks the question" and you then go on to answer is a little presumptuous to say the least.

PS bloody cold in the wind yesterday in Crawley,i found myself at times in the first half wishing id stayed at home and watched it on Sky.
Bloody Cold Steve?thought you were a tough Builder?you should be there with your short sleeved Town shirt on!LOL!!!!!

Haha these days Don i tend to get others to do the work for me apart from driving or meeting clients and quoting i seem to be sat in my office (with the central heating on) guess i'm getting old :O) even the die hard angler in me tends to find more reasons why not to go when its freezing cold.Do they sell STFC long johns preferably with a carp on them in the shop at the CG...

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Lazaat 4:09pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Oldhamred wrote…


Lazaat wrote…


Oldhamred wrote…


As I understand it PDC is under contract with the CURRENT owners of STFC which is ultimately Andrew Black.

If Paolo has claimed his position is "UNTENABLE" then surely that only applies whilst the current board is in place.

Once the new owners take up ownership, whoever they are his position would once again become "TENABLE".
Paolo's contract of employment will be with the company 'Swindon Town FC' or whatever the official company name is and not the owner or owners! There is a legal difference (LR as an accountant should back me up un this) or else all the employees including players would be free agents and be out of contracts...which isn't the case!
I understand that there would be a legal difference between STFC and A Black (Not sure why you need to have back up from LR on this?).

I'm not trying to make a legal point but rather how Paolo would view his position, tenable or not, once the new regime is in place.

I'm quite sure that nobody really gives a stuff who "owns" STFC providing it is on a sound financial footing and is looking to move forward in its development both on and off the pitch.

That sentiment will apply to PDC.

So once the new owners are installed and the necessary discussions have taken place, if Paolo is happy with what he is being told then his position will once again become tenable.

Quite simple really.

Your original post implied to me that you were unsure if Paolos contract was with Andrew Black or the club, hence my answer...and your quite right I don't need LRs back up as I know as a fellow accountant that I am right in this! No doubt you will come back with another sarcastic reply to this and all because I was genuinely trying to answer your original question.

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the don69 4:12pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford wrote…


the don69 wrote…


Steve. Brentford wrote…


the wizard wrote…


Changing the subject somewhat, I hear that Rooney has improved quite a bit, does anyone see him as a rising star if he is with us next season, after a pre season with us in Italy ?

And before anyone asks the question , yes our manager will be here if treated correctly and with respect by the new owners. I do think both he and Phil Spencer need to sit down with the new guys and be more realistic with budgets etc so we don't all go through this "horibilis" again. thats not a swipe or cheap remark, but we need some tight guidelines that safe guard the club, management and players. Constructive budgets for next season need to be put in place before the end of April at the latest so floundering mid season doesn't happen again.
Decent post Wiz however not you,me or even nostradamus can say that Paolo will leave or stay,the reason being is none of us know the full goings on at the club, of course we can speculate,so the part of your post that says "and if anyone asks the question" and you then go on to answer is a little presumptuous to say the least.

PS bloody cold in the wind yesterday in Crawley,i found myself at times in the first half wishing id stayed at home and watched it on Sky.
Bloody Cold Steve?thought you were a tough Builder?you should be there with your short sleeved Town shirt on!LOL!!!!!
Haha these days Don i tend to get others to do the work for me apart from driving or meeting clients and quoting i seem to be sat in my office (with the central heating on) guess i'm getting old :O) even the die hard angler in me tends to find more reasons why not to go when its freezing cold.Do they sell STFC long johns preferably with a carp on them in the shop at the CG...

That makes two of us,was gonna take the ol dog out for walk today(too bloody cold)so bribed one of my lads to do it!sat by the fire watching a bunch of over paid prem stars try to play football!!!!!!!

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the don69 4:26pm Sun 3 Feb 13

anyone know what the fit and proper test actually consists of?is it both financial and criminal tests,for example would someone like Rupert Murdoch pass after all that hacking trouble in his corporation?or even a lot of Bankers after the dirty deals they've got up to?????????

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Steve. Brentford 4:28pm Sun 3 Feb 13

the don69 wrote…


Steve. Brentford wrote…


the don69 wrote…


Steve. Brentford wrote…


the wizard wrote…


Changing the subject somewhat, I hear that Rooney has improved quite a bit, does anyone see him as a rising star if he is with us next season, after a pre season with us in Italy ?

And before anyone asks the question , yes our manager will be here if treated correctly and with respect by the new owners. I do think both he and Phil Spencer need to sit down with the new guys and be more realistic with budgets etc so we don't all go through this "horibilis" again. thats not a swipe or cheap remark, but we need some tight guidelines that safe guard the club, management and players. Constructive budgets for next season need to be put in place before the end of April at the latest so floundering mid season doesn't happen again.
Decent post Wiz however not you,me or even nostradamus can say that Paolo will leave or stay,the reason being is none of us know the full goings on at the club, of course we can speculate,so the part of your post that says "and if anyone asks the question" and you then go on to answer is a little presumptuous to say the least.

PS bloody cold in the wind yesterday in Crawley,i found myself at times in the first half wishing id stayed at home and watched it on Sky.
Bloody Cold Steve?thought you were a tough Builder?you should be there with your short sleeved Town shirt on!LOL!!!!!
Haha these days Don i tend to get others to do the work for me apart from driving or meeting clients and quoting i seem to be sat in my office (with the central heating on) guess i'm getting old :O) even the die hard angler in me tends to find more reasons why not to go when its freezing cold.Do they sell STFC long johns preferably with a carp on them in the shop at the CG...
That makes two of us,was gonna take the ol dog out for walk today(too bloody cold)so bribed one of my lads to do it!sat by the fire watching a bunch of over paid prem stars try to play football!!!!!!!

HA snap!

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the wizard 4:29pm Sun 3 Feb 13

the don69 wrote…


anyone know what the fit and proper test actually consists of?is it both financial and criminal tests,for example would someone like Rupert Murdoch pass after all that hacking trouble in his corporation?or even a lot of Bankers after the dirty deals they've got up to?????????

I think it was Friday afternoon somebody put up a link to the relevant FL site and explanation.

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John Young's Grumpy 4:30pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Hey Sam or Adver,

How about you set up a page or section of the posting site where we can 'message' Paolo to tell him how we need him to stay, etc?

We can't contact him personally but thru the media we can convince him that we, STFC fans want him at the helm!!

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Steve. Brentford 4:41pm Sun 3 Feb 13

the wizard wrote…


the don69 wrote…


anyone know what the fit and proper test actually consists of?is it both financial and criminal tests,for example would someone like Rupert Murdoch pass after all that hacking trouble in his corporation?or even a lot of Bankers after the dirty deals they've got up to?????????
I think it was Friday afternoon somebody put up a link to the relevant FL site and explanation.

I believe if you have a dodgy hand shake and wear one trouser leg pulled up to your knee then your`e in.

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Lazaat 4:41pm Sun 3 Feb 13

John Young's Grumpy wrote…


Hey Sam or Adver,

How about you set up a page or section of the posting site where we can 'message' Paolo to tell him how we need him to stay, etc?

We can't contact him personally but thru the media we can convince him that we, STFC fans want him at the helm!!

I would be surprised if Paolo and the players don't read these posts; in fact I bet some of the players even post on here occasionally?

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Mushymushy 4:47pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Just seen on Facebook pdc is going tomorrow to have talks with another club is this true,swindon are nothing with out him

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the don69 4:49pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford wrote…


the wizard wrote…


the don69 wrote…


anyone know what the fit and proper test actually consists of?is it both financial and criminal tests,for example would someone like Rupert Murdoch pass after all that hacking trouble in his corporation?or even a lot of Bankers after the dirty deals they've got up to?????????
I think it was Friday afternoon somebody put up a link to the relevant FL site and explanation.
I believe if you have a dodgy hand shake and wear one trouser leg pulled up to your knee then your`e in.

Will a Brown paper bag with the appropriate Bung do????????lol

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Oldhamred 4:50pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Lazaat wrote…


Oldhamred wrote…


Lazaat wrote…


Oldhamred wrote…


As I understand it PDC is under contract with the CURRENT owners of STFC which is ultimately Andrew Black.

If Paolo has claimed his position is "UNTENABLE" then surely that only applies whilst the current board is in place.

Once the new owners take up ownership, whoever they are his position would once again become "TENABLE".
Paolo's contract of employment will be with the company 'Swindon Town FC' or whatever the official company name is and not the owner or owners! There is a legal difference (LR as an accountant should back me up un this) or else all the employees including players would be free agents and be out of contracts...which isn't the case!
I understand that there would be a legal difference between STFC and A Black (Not sure why you need to have back up from LR on this?).

I'm not trying to make a legal point but rather how Paolo would view his position, tenable or not, once the new regime is in place.

I'm quite sure that nobody really gives a stuff who "owns" STFC providing it is on a sound financial footing and is looking to move forward in its development both on and off the pitch.

That sentiment will apply to PDC.

So once the new owners are installed and the necessary discussions have taken place, if Paolo is happy with what he is being told then his position will once again become tenable.

Quite simple really.
Your original post implied to me that you were unsure if Paolos contract was with Andrew Black or the club, hence my answer...and your quite right I don't need LRs back up as I know as a fellow accountant that I am right in this! No doubt you will come back with another sarcastic reply to this and all because I was genuinely trying to answer your original question.

Firstly, there is no sarcasm intended or implied so there is no need to get quite so upset.

It is a legitimate question to ask you why you feel the need to have a point you have made endorsed by a third party if I have not questioned your reply.

You have quite rightly tried to make the point that STFC is not AB, and that AB is not STFC.

My ONLY point in my original posting was to give my view on how I think PDC will be viewing his current position and how it may or may not change once the new regime is in place.

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Steve. Brentford 4:55pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Lazaat wrote…


John Young's Grumpy wrote…


Hey Sam or Adver,

How about you set up a page or section of the posting site where we can 'message' Paolo to tell him how we need him to stay, etc?

We can't contact him personally but thru the media we can convince him that we, STFC fans want him at the helm!!
I would be surprised if Paolo and the players don't read these posts; in fact I bet some of the players even post on here occasionally?

Hello Laz, i went yesterday and got a chance to chat with one of our players who started on the bench,i actually asked the lad if the players read thisis comments pages and with a big smile on his face he said "yes it gets mentioned from time to time" i also asked his views on whats going on at the club and he happily said " it should be all sorted out next week".I am convinced that at times one or two may post to put the record straight.